birth control

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n birth control limiting the number of children born
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Quotations

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    “Learn from your parents mistakes -- use birth control.”

Usage

In literature:

No, dear lady, man makes his own destiny, but his birth date remains beyond his control.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Do you wish to talk of birth control, social hygiene, and sex attraction?
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
If the child's attention from birth could be controlled, his future would be absolutely assured.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
Two days later, on July 16, it advertised an open air birth control rally.
"The Red Conspiracy" by Joseph J. Mereto
It is a motive of birth control which calls for condemnation.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The goddess of birth and death controlled and measured the lives of mankind.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
In the near future you will, of course, have to control births quite rigorously.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
The whole system of "birth control" is opposed to natural, human and religious law.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
Abortion is a delayed, dangerous, and unsatisfactory form of birth-control.
"Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand" by David G. McMillan
And human population, without rigid birth controls, usually increased geometrically.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
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In poetry:

A new, strange love woke in my heart,
Defying all control,
As on the soft air rose and fell
That birth-hymn for a soul!
"A Dream That Was Not All A Dream" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
As storm-cocks sing,
Flinging their natural answer in the wind’s teeth,
And care not if it is waste of breath
Or birth-control of spring.
"The Conflict" by Cecil Day Lewis
The wise word of the secret earth
Who knows what life and death are worth,
And how no help and no control
Can speed or stay things come to birth,
Nor all worlds' wheels that roll
Crush one born soul.
"On The Downs" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Courage and Faith are of heavenly birth,
Though sent down to our lowly earth
To cheer the heart of man;
They are only strong when the human soul
Yields perfect trust and full control
To heaven's benignant plan.
"Courage And Faith" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Which birth-control method is more effective: condoms or withdrawal.
Should birth control pills be sold over the counter.
The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, just like condoms.
As the debate over the Obama administration's contraception mandate heats up, a Gallup survey shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that birth control is "morally acceptable .".
But his latest offense – calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who was barred from speaking at a congressional hearing on birth control, a "slut" and a "prostitute" – is hitting home with advertisers .
Some faiths have moral objections to some or all forms of birth control.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta along with other religious institutions have filed lawsuits seeking to overturn the birth control mandate.
In a response to complaints from Catholic leaders, last week the Obama administration revised its rule requiring some religious institutions to include birth control in health insurance.
It's 2012, and we're arguing about birth control.
Biggest one-year decline in at least a decade credited to more birth control, bad economy.
As government maternity wards struggle to cope with the number of poor expectant mothers, new efforts in the Philippines focus on birth control and education.
In another op-ed positioning himself a reformer within the Republican Party, Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal (R) argues that birth control should be sold without a prescription to anyone over 18.
California Improves on Affordable Care Act By Letting RNs Dispense Birth Control.
Jindal makes case for over-the-counter birth control.
Feds seek end of religious birth control lawsuit.
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In science:

The behavior of the process depends on the value of a certain parameter which controls the birth rates; the threshold between survival and (almost sure) extinction is called critical value.
Characterization of the critical values of branching random walks on weighted graphs through infinite-type branching processes
For each case, an attempt was made to interview one control, matched on year of birth and facility of usual care.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
However, we propose to include this control in a node attribute which is assigned at node’s “birth”, inspired by the already mentioned results in .
Generating Scale-free Networks with Adjustable Clustering Coefficient Via Random Walks
We evaluate methods described above by applying them to data from a subset of the WTCCC Birth Cohort, consisting of 1376 unrelated British individuals genotyped on the Affymetrix 500K platform [Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (2007)].
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
The data did not include a second control group from the 1958 British Birth Cohort (58C), as permissions for it precluded use by a commercial organization.
An efficient group test for genetic markers that handles confounding
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