birth control

birth controls

Definitions of birth control
  1. noun
    limiting the number of children born
    synonyms: birth prevention, family planning
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    coitus interruptus, onanism, pulling out, withdrawal, withdrawal method
    a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation
    natural family planning
    any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle
    contraception, contraceptive method
    birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
    oral contraception
    contraception achieved by taking oral contraceptive pills
    basal body temperature method, basal body temperature method of family planning
    natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation
    ovulation method, ovulation method of family planning
    natural family planning in which the fertile period is inferred from changes in the character and quantity of cervical mucus; ovulation is marked by an increase in mucus that becomes sticky and then clearer and slippery
    calendar method, calendar method of birth control, rhythm, rhythm method, rhythm method of birth control
    natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
    surgical contraception
    contraception by surgical sterilization
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    an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
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