barrier contraceptive


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bar·ri·er con·tra·cep·tive

a mechanical device designed to prevent spermatozoa from penetrating the cervical os; usually used in combination with a spermicidal agent, that is, vaginal diaphragm.

bar·ri·er con·tra·cep·tive

(bar'ē-ĕr kon-tră-sep'tiv)
A mechanical device designed to prevent sperms from penetrating the cervical os; usually used in combination with a spermicidal agent.

barrier contraceptive

Any contraceptive, such as a condom or a diaphragm shield, that imposes a barrier between the spermatozoa and the ovum. See also CONTRACEPTION.
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Data were collected as part of a large-scale national study of ECP, hormonal and barrier contraceptive, and STI vaccination and testing; as well as health center sexuality employee availability and prevalence/duties of sexuality peer educators.
Multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that two variables were associated with use of any contraceptive method and with barrier contraceptive use.
The proportion of barrier contraceptive users who had used their method irregularly varied between 8% and 14% during the study period, and the proportion of oral contraceptives users who had done so ranged from 7% to 12% (not shown).
She continued, "CerMed's second product under development is CerCap[TM] HIV, a barrier contraceptive cervical cap which reduces the risk of infection from HIV.
Among women who did not use a barrier contraceptive, neither the duration of cohabitation nor the frequency of sexual exposure to sperm affected preeclampsia risk.
Growing global acceptance of the female condom as the only available FDA approved barrier contraceptive method controlled by women that provides protection against HIV/AIDS is the basis for our growth.
It was also the first product to combine a spermicide and a barrier contraceptive in one easy to use product.
BULLETIN BOARD: SNVH) announced today that the Today(R) Sponge, the first and only female contraceptive to combine a spermicide with a barrier contraceptive, is unveiling its exciting new look this summer.
This randomised, controlled trial compared two interventions to promote consistent and correct barrier contraceptive use.
The diaphragm is a mechanical barrier contraceptive that provides physical coverage of the cervix.
A study of barrier contraceptive use among 130 women also examined the accuracy of the women's beliefs about the timing and length of their menstrual cycles, focusing only on those women who believed they had regular cycles.
This combination could provide women with a safe and discreet over-the-counter barrier contraceptive that they could control.