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Related to barrier contraceptive: Barrier methods
a mechanical device designed to prevent spermatozoa from penetrating the cervical os; usually used in combination with a spermicidal agent, that is, vaginal diaphragm.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
barrier contraceptiveAny 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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