|See also family planning limitation of child-bearing by means of contraception|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
birth control n.
Voluntary limitation or control of the number of children conceived, especially by planned use of contraceptive techniques.
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.