From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birth, Family
contraceptioncon‧tra‧cep‧tion /ˌkɒntrəˈsepʃən $ ˌkɑːn-/ noun [uncountable] SYthe practice of preventing a woman from becoming pregnant when she has sex, or the methods for doing this SYN birth control The pill is a popular method of contraception.
Examples from the Corpus
contraceptionDespite the myths about reproduction and contraception, contraceptive use has increased significantly in recent years.I didn't use any contraception.They did not eat meat on Fridays or practice artificial contraception.One quarter of the former but 85 percent of the latter had discontinued contraception eighteen months after initial use.Few had discussed contraception with their boyfriends.There was no form of contraception and many women would spend their entire adult lives pregnant and would probably die in child-birth.Mum told me about the various forms of contraception but apart from that we didn't really talk about it.The pill is one of the most effective methods of contraception.
Origin contraception (1800-1900) contra- + conception