probirth control

birth control

noun
regulation of the number of children born through the deliberate control or prevention of conception. Compare family planning ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1914, Americanism

probirth-control, adjective
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birth control
 
n
See also family planning limitation of child-bearing by means of contraception

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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  
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 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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