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Definition of "contraception" []

  • Intentional prevention of conception or impregnation through the use of various devices, agents, drugs, sexual practices, or surgical procedures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contraception" in a sentence
  • "The Catholic Church has a problem with the word "contraception" too, even though the vast majority of Catholic people in the United States use contraceptives to help them avoid unwanted pregnancies."
  • "Zeroing in on the word "contraception," many commentators have taken delight in pointing to surveys about the use of contraceptives among Catholics, the message being that any infringement of religious freedom involves an idiosyncratic position that doesn't affect that many people."
  • "2:Note: NationMaster uses the term contraception to include both modern and traditional methods."