barrier method

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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Those who declined were counseled and taught the usage of OCPs and barrier method of contraception (condoms, etc.
Based on expert opinion and on limited but evolving information about the sexual transmission of Zika virus, the recommended duration of consistent use of a barrier method against infection or abstinence from sex depends on whether the sex partner has confirmed infection or clinical illness consistent with Zika virus disease and whether the sex partner is male or female (Box).
The female condom is the only barrier method that is initiated by the receptive partner and protects against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and unintended pregnancy.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that female condoms empower women to initiate barrier method use, and that programs designed to educate potential users about female condoms and familiarize them with the method may be useful.
The most frequent method of contraception in this age group was using an intrauterine method (65%), a barrier method (26%), and physiological method (8.
Base on the previous analysis, we introduce the barrier method to locate the global optimal solution, which is a representative technique from the class of interior point methods.
ClickPress, Fri Nov 14 2014] A condom is a barrier method commonly used during sexual intercourse that reduces the chances of pregnancy and the spread of STDs and AIDS.
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.
One benefit of the barrier method is availability: Condoms and spermicides can be purchased over the counter (without a prescription).