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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: contra- + conception

contraception

noun
     
Related topics: Birth, Family
con‧tra‧cep‧tion [uncountable]
the practice of preventing a woman from becoming pregnant when she has sex, or the methods for doing this [= birth control]:
The pill is a popular method of contraception.

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