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Term: Contraceptive Use

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-18


Method used to prevent a sexually active female from becoming pregnant. Examples include the use of condoms, birth control pills, diaphragms, spermicides, or birth control injection (Depovera).


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