Contraception (disambiguation)

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Contraception (a.k.a. birth control) refers to a variety of ways of limiting procreation. It has multiple related sub-topics.


  • Developing Article Contraception (medical methods): forms of pregnancy prevention that include barrier contraceptives (condoms, cervical caps, etc.), birth control pills or patches (i.e, hormonal contraceptives), and IUD's (intrauterine devices) [e]
  • Stub Intrauterine device: a birth control device that is 99+% effective in preventing pregnancy, and by removing the device the woman's fertility can be restored; it is a 1- to 2-inch piece of flexible plastic installed by a doctor into a woman's uterus, where it remains long-term to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. [e]
  • Developing Article Sterilization_(human,_elective_procedures): Procedure performed to stop fertility permanently, in either the male or the female. [e]
  • Stub Natural family planning: the least reliable form of birth control, based on abstinence during the days of the month when the female is ovulating, whereby one in five women will likely become pregnant if sexually active and using only this method [e]



  • Stub Desexing operation: the spaying and neutering of animals by surgery, leaving a male or female animal unable to reproduce and with lowered sex hormone levels [e]


We may need a parallel list for Fertility (demography) and fertility treatments