• WordNet 3.6
    • adj contraceptive capable of preventing conception or impregnation "contraceptive devices and medications"
    • n contraceptive an agent or device intended to prevent conception
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  • Spike Milligan
    Spike Milligan
    “Contraceptives should be used on all conceivable occasions.”
  • Julie Burchill
    “The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact.”


In literature:

Moreover the contraceptive measures, according to the law that every "solution" breeds new problems, have their place in causing nervousness.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
Probably this was the first recognition by the New Zealand Government of contraceptives.
"Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Forel has in this connection compared the use of contraceptives to the use of eye-glasses.
"Little Essays of Love and Virtue" by Havelock Ellis
Whether or not it succeeds in changing the law it will, like the Bradlaugh-Besant episode, spread contraception widely.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
It is not true of any of the modern contraceptives.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
There's a new oral contraception technique he's evolved which may be quite efficacious.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
One factor of great importance we believe to be the widespread use of contraceptives amongst the unmarried.
"Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand" by David G. McMillan
Contraception, and ethics, 219.
"Sex-education" by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
The Methods of Contraception.
"Private Sex Advice to Women" by R. B. Armitage

In news:

Commissioners unanimously voted down a state grant that would fund contraceptive supplies and services in the county.
Democrats Walk Out of Tense Hearing on Contraception (Video).
People who oppose contraception are, de facto, supporting an increase in the number of abortions.
Six Things You Always Wondered About Emergency Contraception.
Thanks in part to Plan B's complicated history, there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about emergency contraception.
The Battle Over Bison Contraceptives.
The 1990s Roots of the Contraception Battle.
An ad in the UW student newspaper led to a debate over emergency contraception and abortion .
President Obama's win-win reversal on contraception.
Contraception won't be discussed with the sixth- through eighth-graders signed up for the program.
First Appeals Court Ruling on Contraceptives Mandate Favors Catholic Business.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York can proceed with a lawsuit challenging a requirement that employee healthcare plans cover contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
The distinction between second and third-generation oral contraceptives is important because previous research (three studies in 1995) links the latter form of the pill to increased risk for blood clots .
Having to pay for your own contraceptives has suddenly become a national crisis.
Pushing contraception fails to promote health.