contraception contraception  /ˌkɑn trə ˈsɛp ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery

Usage(s):

  1. Some forms of contraception, such as IUDs and the morning-after pill, would presumably be illegal if they affect the ability of an egg to implant.
  2. The many Roman Catholic voices, lay and clerical alike, clamoring for change in the church's stand against contraception are deeply eroding the force of Rome's ban on birth.
  3. Sex education and contraception might account for fewer unintended pregnancies, but more women who become pregnant are deciding to carry the child to term.

News

  1. Despite reversal, don't look for emergency contraception soon

    The Obama administration may have backed down after a decade of fighting over emergency contraception, but don’t expect to see Plan B, or any other morning-after birth control product, out from behind the counter anytime soon.For one thing, the federal government has come back to the judge handling the case with an offer that he may or may not approve. For another, it will take the company that ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  2. Emergency Contraception is 'Good Deal for Pedophiles' Says Conservative Laura Ingraham (Video)

    Conservative radio host, Laura Ingraham, slammed the Obama administration for complying with a court order and allowing over-the-counter emergency contraception, Plan B, to be sold to females of any age, which Ingraham called a "good deal for pedophiles" (video below). The Obama administration had originally opposed allowing anyone under 15 to buy emergency contraception but was taken to court ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. The White House Gives Up on Limiting Emergency Contraception Sales

    The Obama administration gave up their fight to keep age limits on sales of over-the-counter emergency contraception pill Plan B on Monday. This, effectively, means that women of all ages will soon be able to buy the Plan B "morning after" pill without an ID, something the FDA OK'd way back in 2011. This could mark the kind of quiet end to a years-long fight by the administration to keep age ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health, and that includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortions," Clinton said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CBC.ca

  2. Mrs Pelosi said that "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government".
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. Benedict called the institution of the family "one of the most important treasures of Latin American countries" but said it is under attack and that "civil legislation opposed to marriage which, by supporting contraception and abortion, is...
    on May 12, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

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