barrier method

barrier methods
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Barrier methods of contraception involve the use of condoms, diaphragms, or other devices that physically prevent the sperm from reaching the egg.

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  • barrier method — noun The method of contraception in which a physical barrier is placed between the sperm and the ovum, such as a condom or diaphragm • • • Main Entry: ↑barrier * * * ˈbarrier method 7 [barrier method] noun a method of avoiding becoming pregnant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrier method — barrier ,method noun count MEDICAL any form of CONTRACEPTION in which an object, rather than a drug, is used for preventing women from becoming pregnant. The use of CONDOMS is a barrier method …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • barrier method — barrier .method n barrier methods of ↑contraception involve the use of ↑condoms etc, which physically prevent the ↑sperm from reaching the egg …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • barrier method — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms barrier method : singular barrier method plural barrier methods medical any form of contraception in which an object, rather than a drug, is used for preventing women from becoming pregnant. The use of condoms… …   English dictionary

  • barrier method — noun A means of contraception by forming an impenetrable barrier between sexual partners …   Wiktionary

  • barrier method — noun a method of contraception using a device or preparation which prevents sperm from reaching an ovum …   English new terms dictionary

  • Barrier contraception — Background Birth control type Barrier First use Plastic silicone (1900s) Rubber/latex (1800s) Other materials (Ancient) Failure rates (first year) Perfect use method dependent% …   Wikipedia

  • Method, rhythm — Also known as fertility awareness, natural family planning, and periodic abstinence, this approach to contraception entails not having sexual intercourse on the days of a woman s menstrual cycle when she could become pregnant or using a barrier… …   Medical dictionary

  • Barrier option — In finance, a barrier option is a type of financial option where the option to exercise depends on the underlying crossing or reaching a given barrier level . Barrier options were created to provide the insurance value of an option without… …   Wikipedia

  • barrier diffusion method — pertvarinės difuzijos metodas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. barrier diffusion method; partition method vok. Trennwanddiffusionsmethode, f rus. метод диффузии через пористую перегородку, m pranc. méthode de la diffusion gazeuse à… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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