contraceptives


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to contraceptives: Oral contraceptives

contraceptives

Used to prevent conception. There are several types which may be taken orally.
References in periodicals archive ?
The article lists the high risk conditions in diabetes which may discourage use of combined hormonal contraceptives. It discusses the relation of glycaemic control and medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), and calls for universal provision of contraceptive services to all women with diabetes.
About 80% of the female population in France, Germany, Spain, and Hungary are using contraceptives to avoid pregnancies.
Portland, OR, October 27, 2016 --(PR.com)-- A new report published by Allied Market Research titled, "Contraceptives Market by Product, Age Group, Education, and End User - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022," projects that the global market for contraceptives would reach $43,812 million by 2022 from $28,175 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2016 to 2022.
Oral contraceptives taken just before or during pregnancy do not increase the risk of birth defects, according to a study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, and the Statens Serum Institute, Denmark, which found that the prevalence of major birth defects was consistent (about 25 per 1,000 live births) across all pregnant women in the study population, regardless of contraceptive use.
Islamabad -- The risk of depression and antidepressant use might be increased for women and teenage girls who use hormonal contraceptives - such as birth control pills or implants - according to new research.
The most recent population-based estimates of contraceptive use in Puerto Rico, from a 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, found that among women aged 18-44 years who used contraception, tubal ligation was the most frequently reported method, used by 46% of women, followed by oral contraceptives (19%), condoms (11%), calendar-based contraceptive methods (10%), vasectomy (6%), depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) (3%), and IUDs (1%) (6).
In analyses of specific types of hormonal contraceptives, women using a hormonal patch reported a 68% greater incidence of seizure increases, compared with women using combined oral contraceptive pills (the hormonal method that produced the fewest episodes of seizure increases).
Key words: Family planning, demographic, contraceptives, Pakistan, socio-economic, PDHS.
Ethnicity hinders the use of contraceptives among women of reproductive age.
USAID and the South African government donated the contraceptives used in the trial.
That's why when I saw the budget that the Department of Health (DOH) is asking to purchase contraceptives, I thought that these people might not be typical Filipinos.
Other times, they may switch from method to method --such as from condoms to oral contraceptives to sterilization--as their relationships, life circumstances and family goals evolve.