birth control


  1. regulation of the number of children born through the deliberate control or prevention of conception.Compare family planning(def 1).


  1. limitation of child-bearing by means of contraceptionSee also family planning


  1. Voluntary limitation or control of the number of children conceived, especially by planned use of contraceptive techniques.

  1. 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.

The practice of preventing conception to limit the number of births. (See contraception, family planning, population control, and Margaret Sanger.)

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