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birth control

noun
1.
regulation of the number of children born through the deliberate control or prevention of conception.
Compare family planning (def 1).
Origin
1914
1914, Americanism
Related forms
probirth-control, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for birth-control

birth control

noun
1.
limitation of child-bearing by means of contraception See also family planning
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birth-control in Medicine

birth control n.
Voluntary limitation or control of the number of children conceived, especially by planned use of contraceptive techniques.

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birth-control in Science
birth control  
Planned interference with conception in order to control the number of offspring born. Birth control techniques include drugs containing hormones, the diaphragm, and the intrauterine device.
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birth-control in Culture

birth control definition


The practice of preventing conception to limit the number of births. (See contraception, family planning, population control, and Margaret Sanger.)

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