Definition of contraceptive in English:


Syllabification: con·tra·cep·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌkäntrəˈseptiv


  • 1(Of a method or device) serving to prevent pregnancy: the contraceptive pill
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    • Most women who discontinue hormonal contraception do not use another contraceptive method and are therefore at high risk for unintended pregnancy.
    • The combined goals of preventing sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy should be considerations when choosing a contraceptive method.
    • Access to effective and safe contraceptive methods and sexually transmitted disease protection is a primary medical concern for all sexually active women.
  • 1.1Of or relating to contraception: a book popularizing contraceptive knowledge
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    • In societies where contraceptive knowledge is poor, abortion is the only means available to women to control their reproduction.
    • Evidence for the commission in 1903-04 indicates that there was indeed an increase in contraceptive knowledge and use in the nineteenth century.
    • Expanding such knowledge and extending contraceptive access rightly became a focus of working women's organizations in the twenties and thirties.


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