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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The internal consistency for the hormonal and barrier contraceptive items was .89 and STI vaccine and testing items were .92.
The proportion of barrier contraceptive users who reported not always using their method ranged from 8% to 14%.
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.
(19.) Mauck C et al., Lea's Shield: a study of the safety and efficacy of a new vaginal barrier contraceptive used with and without spermicide, Contraception, 1996, 53(6):329-335.
These barrier contraceptives require a prescription and initial fitting by a health care professional.
Women should begin using barrier contraceptives immediately after using emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy until normal menses resumes.
Using barrier contraceptives and other less effective methods is associated with an increased likelihood that women will experience at least a monthlong gap in protection during a year.
Pope Benedict asked senior Catholic figures to examine the use of barrier contraceptives after his election last year.
Some cases of non-menstrual toxic shock syndrome have been reported in women using barrier contraceptives, including Today Sponge, the diaphragm, and the cervical cap.
Some cases of nonmenstrual toxic shock syndrome have been reported in women using barrier contraceptives, including Today Sponge.
Some studies have done this, at least for barrier contraceptives (Eskenazi et al.
Natural Family Planning is just as effective as these agents (and more effective than barrier contraceptives), has no side effects, is associated with divorce rates 5 to 10 times lower and is accepted by the Catholic church.