barrier method


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barrier method

Any method that birth control by use of mechanical—e.g., cervical cap, condom, diaphragm—barriers.

The theoretical effectiveness of BMs is 2.5 pregnancies/100 woman-years; the actual effectiveness of BMs is ± 15/100

barrier method

Reproduction medicine An intervention that counters the formula, boy + girl = baby, with mechanical–eg condom, diaphragm—barriers. See Condom, Contraception, Contraceptive sponge, Diaphragm, Pearl index, Spermicide.
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A condom is a barrier method commonly used during coitus to reduce the chances of pregnancy and the spread of STDs and AIDS.
Thirty-three percent of respondents had not been using contraceptives, while 23% had been using a hormonal or surgical method or an IUD, and 45% had been using a barrier method, a behavioral method (rhythm or withdrawal) or both.
Almost 30% of the operators who responded to the question about methods (n = 22) used some type of barrier method.
4) Knowledge regarding RTI/STI was evaluated; women were evaluated on the ability to name at least 2 symptoms of RTI/ STI, mode of spread of infection, prevention through barrier method of contraception, importance of perineal hygiene in prevention and possibility of maternal to child transmission.
If the hormonal contraception you have been using is giving you unwanted side-effects you may wish to change the type of Pill or try a temporary barrier method.
The parallax barrier method, for example, succeeds in creating the illusion of 3-D, but it is cumbersome as well, as it requires a combination of rear projection video and physical barriers or optics between the screen and the viewer.
The female condom is the only woman-controlled barrier method for preventing HIV, but the high cost and lack of education about it resulted in the product being infrequently used when it was first introduced in 1988.
Marketed as the first female-controlled barrier method (as Femidom), this new method arrived in 1993 amid great expectations for reducing HIV transmission.
Yet taking another look at natural birth control today reveals that modern forms are as effective as any hormonal or barrier method on the market.
CycleBeads are a tool that helps women track their cycle and encourages couples to communicate about when to abstain--or use a barrier method.
Barrier method of contraception, usually male condom, acts as a preventive measure in sexually transmitted diseases and as well contraception (6).
Some women believe bread, cling film and chicken skin can be used as barrier method contraceptives, while others think eating garlic will prevent pregnancy.