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a coming into being; the act or process of being born.
birth certificate a written, authenticated record of the birth of a child, required by state laws throughout the United States. After a birth is registered, a birth certificate is issued which represents legal proof of parentage, age, and citizenship, and is of great personal and legal importance. A birth certificate is required for many legal and business or personal transactions. Whether the child is born at home or at the hospital, the physician, midwife, or other attendant must report the birth to the local or state registrar. The report becomes a permanent record, and a certificate is issued to the parents. If a child dies during birth, an immediate report and certification of the birth and death are required, containing a statement of the cause of death.
birth control the concept of limiting the size of families by measures designed to prevent conception. The movement of that name began in modern times as a humanitarian reform to conserve the health of mothers and the welfare of children, especially among the poor. More recently it has been superseded by the term family planning, which means planning the arrival of children to correspond with the desire and resources of the married couple. See also contraception.
multiple birth the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period.
premature birth (preterm birth) expulsion of the fetus from the uterus before termination of the normal gestation period, but after independent existence has become possible; defined as birth occurring before 37 completed weeks (295 days), counting from the first day of the last normal menstrual period. Approximately 6 to 8 per cent of all live births in the United States are premature, and premature births are the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality.


1. the governing or limitation of certain objects, events, or physical responses.
2. a standard against which experimental observations may be evaluated, as a procedure identical to the experimental procedure except for the absence of the one factor being studied.
3. conscious restraint and regulation of impulses and suppression of instincts and affects.
4. a patient or group differing from the case or treated group under study by lacking the disease or by having a different or absent treatment or regimen. The controls and subjects usually otherwise have certain similarities to allow or enhance comparison between them.
automatic brightness control an automated exposure device used in radiology; it senses light and adjusts itself to produce a predetermined fluoroscopic density.
automatic exposure control a timer by which the exposure of x-ray film is determined by the radiographer but the length of exposure is determined by the equipment.
aversive control in behavior therapy, the use of unpleasant stimuli to change undesirable behavior.
birth control see birth control.
hemorrhage control in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reduction or elimination of rapid and excessive blood loss.
infection control see infection control.
infection control: intraoperative in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preventing nosocomial infection in the operating room.
motor control the generation and coordination of movement patterns to produce function; it may either control movements of the body in space or stabilize the body in space. See also postural control.
postural control motor control that stabilizes the body in space by integrating sensory input about body position (somatosensory, visual, and vestibular input) with motor output to coordinate the action of muscles and keep the body's center of mass within its base of support. An important aspect of postural control is the righting reactions. Called also balance.
stimulus control any influence exerted by the environment on behavior.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

birth con·trol

1. restriction of the number of offspring by means of contraceptive measures;
2. projects, programs, or methods to control reproduction, by either improving or diminishing fertility.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

birth control

1. Control, and especially limitation, of the number of children born, chiefly through the use of contraceptive techniques.
2. A contraceptive technique.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

birth control

A generic term for the physical, chronological and hormonal manoeuvres used to prevent pregnancy.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

birth con·trol

(bĭrth kŏn-trōl')
1. Restriction of the number of offspring by means of contraceptive measures.
2. Projects, programs, or methods to control reproduction, by either improving or diminishing fertility.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

birth control

A euphemism for CONTRACEPTION. Strictly speaking, the term also includes celibacy, sexual continence, sterilization, castration and abortion.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

birth control

any method used to limit the size of the human population, which usually involves the prevention of fertilization of the ovum by the sperm but can also include abortion of the foetus. Behavioural methods include
  1. abstention from copulation,
  2. the so-called ‘rhythm method’ which takes advantage of less-fertile phases of the menstrual cycle,
  3. coitus interruptus. Other methods involve the use of contraceptive devices, hormonal treatment and sterilization.

Many countries have government-sponsored birth control programmes, initiated in an attempt to control the rapidly increasing human population. For example, China not only encourages one child per family but is also attempting to produce a longer period between generations (over 25 years) by favouring marriages at a late date.

Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

birth con·trol

(bĭrth kŏn-trōl')
1. Limiting offspring by means of contraceptive measures.
2. Projects, programs, or methods to control reproduction, by either controlling fertility.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about birth control

Q. Does it exist a Birth Control Shot for men?

A. No. Currently there are no available medications for birth control for men. However, there are several other methods, including barrier methods (condom) and more irreversible ones (e.g. vasectomy) which may require a treatment by a surgeon.

You may read more here:

Q. BIRTH CONTROL how many types are there?

A. HI doctor-you forgot one--THE CELL PHONE RADIATION,next time you go out on a date dont forget your cell phone and a piece of string.HA HA ---mrfoot56

Q. how long after i have stop taking birth control pills can i get pregnant?

A. After you stop taking the pill, you may have only a two-week delay before you ovulate again. Once ovulation resumes, you can become pregnant. If this happens during your first cycle off the pill, you may not have a period at all. However, although possible, this scenario isn't likely.

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When the Supreme Court made it legal for married (or single) heterosexual couples to use artificial birth control to make sex lifeless and (should conception take place) to keep their unions lifeless by killing their unborn babies, it was only a matter of time before the same court legalized marriages for same-sex couples whose sexual unions are also lifeless.
Several months ago, the House of Representatives passed the bill, a controversial measure that lifts restrictions on the promotion of artificial birth control methods such as the use of pills, condoms, intra-uterine devices and other similar means.
He warned that the use of artificial birth control would bring about infidelity, a lowering of morality, and warned that men may lose respect for women.
Curran, a prominent theologian at Catholic University, from his faculty position for his opposition to church teaching on artificial birth control.
15-28, 2017, edition of NCR carried a valuable letter revealing the horrific suicide of a woman who felt trapped by the Catholic Church's total ban on artificial birth control. The Feb.
Pope Francis will meet on Friday with Aquino, who has waged a campaign against poverty, an issue close to the pope's heart, but has clashed with Catholic leaders over a reproductive health bill that promoted use of artificial birth control. Congress, which is dominated by Aquino's allies, passed the bill in 2012.
Manila The Catholic Church has launched a red ribbon campaign to protest the passage of a health bill that will allow government to subsidise artificial birth control methods.
Pope Paul VI predicted these and other effects of the contraceptive mentality--and time has shown him to be right--in 1968 in his Encyclical Humanae vitae (On human life), in which he said that the acceptance of artificial birth control would lead to widespread marital infidelity, general lowering of moral standards (noting especially the effect this would have on young people), the reduction of women to mere instrument[s] for the satisfaction of [men's] own desires, the use of coercive anti-population measures by governments, and the degradation of the human person to the level of a machine.
NEITHER SHOULD THE CHURCH allow its principled disagreements with secular development entities over abortion and artificial birth control to prevent it from remaining in a vibrant dialogue on women's issues, just as it must continue its efforts to improve women's health services and access to educational and economic opportunity in the thousands of programs it supports around the world.
bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, referring to the mandate requiring most religious employers to provide coverage of artificial birth control for their employees.
Varquez called on Catholics to take a moral stand with the local clergy and resist all forms of artificial birth control services.
Once passed and enacted as a law, it would allow the government to promote artificial birth control.