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contraceptive

 [kon″trah-sep´tiv]
1. diminishing the likelihood of or preventing conception.
2. an agent that does this; see also contraception.
oral contraceptive a compound, usually hormonal, taken orally in order to block ovulation and prevent the occurrence of pregnancy. See also contraception.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·tra·cep·tive

(kon'tră-sep'tiv),
1. An agent to prevent conception.
2. Relating to any measure or agent designed to prevent conception.
[L. contra, against, + conceptive]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

contraceptive

(kŏn′trə-sĕp′tĭv)
adj.
Relating to or capable of preventing contraception.
n.
A contraceptive drug or device, such as a birth control pill or a condom.
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contraceptive

adjective Relating to contraception.
 
noun Any device or method for preventing fertilisation.
 
Types
Barrier methods (condoms, diaphragms), hormone combinations, spermicides, implantable hormonal devices, RU-486 and others.
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contraceptive

Obstetrics adjective Relating to contraception noun Any device or method for preventing fertilization, or a term product of conception Types Barrier methods–condoms, diaphragms, hormone combinations, spermicides, implantable hormonal devices, RU-486, etc. See Contraception, Dalkon shield, IUD, 'Litogen. ', Lunelle, Mirena, Nuvaring, Oral contraceptive, Ortho Evra, Pearl index, RU-486, Seasonale, Sequential oral contraceptive, Wrongful birth.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·tra·cep·tive

(kon'tră-sep'tiv)
1. An agent that prevents conception.
2. Relating to any measure or agent designed to prevent conception.
[L. contra, against, + conceptive]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

contraceptive

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

Patient discussion about contraceptive

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: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001946.htm

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Ethinyl estradiol and conjugated estrogens as postcoital contraceptives. JAMA 1980; 244(12):1336-9.
Dixon et al., "Ethinyl Estradiol and Conjugated Estrogens as Postcoital Contraceptives," Journal of the American Medical Association, 244:1336-1339, 1980.
Thus, despite their need for postcoital contraceptives, adolescent girls face access problems both from public providers, as an earlier study in Managua found, (28) and from private providers, such as pharmacies.
The editorial notes that the rate of abortion in the United States is among the highest in the world; its writers therefore urge those opposed to the drug to consider its value in reducing this rate through its use as a postcoital contraceptive.
Danocrine, a synthetic steroid used in the treatment of endometriosis, has a lower incidence of nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness than the combined-pill regimen when used as a postcoital contraceptive. (4)