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The deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse. The major forms of artificial contraception are barrier methods, of which the most common is the condom; the contraceptive pill, which contains synthetic sex hormones that prevent ovulation in the female; intrauterine devices, such as the coil, which prevent the fertilized ovum from implanting in the uterus; and male or female sterilization.
- ‘Other forms of contraception, including condoms for older pupils, have not been ruled out.’
- ‘I didn't have a clue about contraception and just believed I wouldn't get pregnant.’
- ‘Only one woman reported using emergency contraception after a problem with the contraceptive pill.’
- ‘You need to use another method of contraception until you have had two semen tests that show that you have no sperm.’
- ‘She was in a relationship that had lasted five years and was using condoms for contraception.’
- ‘If the pill is stopped advice must be given about alternative contraception.’
- ‘If this happens you will need to seek advice about emergency contraception.’
- ‘Young people who use contraception are likely to use it more effectively if their parents are aware that they are using it.’
- ‘You should also use a barrier method of contraception, such as a condom until the problem has been identified.’
- ‘The intervention did not change the pupils' sexual activity or use of emergency contraception.’
- ‘There has been a concentrated effort in the UK to promote an awareness of contraception.’
- ‘The only way to have safe sex is to use a reliable barrier method of contraception such as a condom.’
- ‘Methods of contraception are promoted specifically as a means to reduce the problem of abortion.’
- ‘Both schools already have policies of advice, contraception and emergency contraception.’
- ‘We were taught that each method of artificial contraception has its drawbacks.’
- ‘I think it was a very worthy topic as the debate on male contraception opens up.’
- ‘Research in general practice usually finds that frequent use of emergency contraception is rare.’
- ‘It is important to consider plans for pregnancy when deciding on a method of contraception.’
- ‘Risk of pregnancy and views on contraception must therefore be explored.’
- ‘Might adolescents increase their sexual activity when they have access to contraception?’
Late 19th century: from contra- against + a shortened form of conception.
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