What does birth control mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. birth control, birth prevention, family planning(noun)

    limiting the number of children born


  1. birth control(Noun)

    Voluntary control of the number of children conceived, especially by the planned use of contraception.

  2. birth control(Noun)

    Any technique used to prevent the birth of a child .


  1. Birth control

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of birth control in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of birth control in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Liz Winston:

    I rely on my personality for birth control.

  2. Liz Cooper:

    I can’t take birth control because it’ll feed it.

  3. Mary Jane:

    It’s the same as women who go on birth control and have a great libido.

  4. Kostas Bourtzis:

    It's a birth control method, the equivalent of family planning for humans.

  5. Marisol Rincon:

    It was between having to buy food for my kids or paying for some type of exam or birth control.

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