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

Correction: FDA Did Not Change Guidelines on Morning-After Pill June 14, 2012
Michele Bachmann’s Crazy War on Women’s History Michelle Cottle May 7, 2014
Correction: FDA Did Not Change Guidelines on Morning-After Pill June 18, 2012
When the Law Targets Latinos: The Battles Yet to Be Fought Jessica González-Rojas, Marielena Hincapié, Jennifer Ng’andu July 11, 2012
Correction: FDA Did Not Change Guidelines on Morning-After Pill June 14, 2012

Historical Examples

Little Essays of Love and Virtue Havelock Ellis
Philosophy and The Social Problem Will Durant
Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand David G. McMillan
In Defense of Women H. L. Mencken
Little Essays of Love and Virtue Havelock Ellis

limitation of child-bearing by means of contraception See also family planning
birth control
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.


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