birth control, birth prevention, family planning(noun)
limiting the number of children born
Voluntary control of the number of children conceived, especially by the planned use of contraception.
Any technique used to prevent the birth of a child .
Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, are methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy. Planning and provision of birth control is called family planning. Safe sex, such as the use of male or female condoms, can also help prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 44% but could prevent 73% if the full demand for birth control were met. Because teenage pregnancies are at greater risk of poor outcomes such as preterm birth, low birth weight and infant death, some authors suggest adolescents need comprehensive sex education and access to reproductive health services, including contraception. By lengthening the time between pregnancies, birth control can also improve adult women's delivery outcomes and the survival of their children. Effective birth control methods include barriers such as condoms, diaphragms, and the contraceptive sponge; hormonal contraception including oral pills, patches, vaginal rings, and injectable contraceptives; and intrauterine devices. Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Long-acting reversible contraception such as implants, IUDs, or vaginal rings are recommended to reduce teenage pregnancy. Sterilization by means such as vasectomy and tubal ligation is permanent contraception. Some people regard sexual abstinence as birth control, but abstinence-only sex education often increases teen pregnancies when offered without contraceptive education. Non-penetrative sex and oral sex are also sometimes considered contraception.
The numerical value of birth control in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of birth control in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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I rely on my personality for birth control.
There are other options out there for birth control that have risks, but not doubling the risks, if I would have known that I never would have taken it.
I said, you know I started taking this birth control, is it related to this? and he was like, yeah, I definitely think that you have blood clots and it's from the birth control.
I was on birth control for a year after we got married, and then I thought, ‘ OK, well, now I ’ll start trying to have a baby, ’ and for two years nothing happened, so then I started going to get tested to find out what was going on.
We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.
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