contraceptive contraceptive  /ˌkɑn trə ˈsɛp tɪv/


  1. (n) an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  2. (adj) capable of preventing conception or impregnation


  1. In men who respond to them, hormonal contraceptive treatments have been shown to be 100% effective in clinical trials.
  2. Some of the most hush-hush medical research has been pursued in dozens of laboratories in the effort to find a contraceptive pill.
  3. Since 1914 she had battled ridicule and rigid laws, even gone to jail, all in pursuit of a simple, inexpensive contraceptive that would change women's livesand save some as well.


  1. FDA OKs OTC Availability Of One-Pill Emergency Contraceptive For All Consumers

    FDA OKs OTC Availability Of One-Pill Emergency Contraceptive For All Consumers
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Emergency Contraceptive For All Women Of Child-Bearing Age

    Lawrence LeBlond for - Your Universe Online Less than two weeks after the Obama Administration announced it would not dispute a federal judge’s order to remove age limitations on emergency contraceptives for women, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is now approving the use of Plan B One-Step as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing age. The FDA ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. F.D.A. Clears Way for Contraceptive

    The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step, lifting all age limits on the emergency contraceptive.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "I would like to see more research as to why women present for abortion. I suspect that a fair percentage would be found to have used failed contraceptive measures or none at all. Abortion should not be regarded as long-stop (backup) contraception,...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: David Steel Source: Forbes

  2. Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae explained how artificial birth control can "open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. : A man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Pope Paul VI Source: National Catholic Register

  3. "It is of great concern that the fabric of African life, its very source of hope and stability, is threatened by divorce, abortion, prostitution, human trafficking and a contraceptive mentality, all of which contribute to a breakdown in sexual...
    on Jun 10, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: USA Today

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