Bottle of 'Enovid' contraceptive pills, United Kingdom, 1960-1965
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The use of methods and techniques to prevent pregnancy from sex.
Glossary: oral contraceptive pill
A drug containing hormones, taken to stop pregnancy.
Also known as a pill, it is made by compressing a powdered form of one or more drugs. It is usually taken by mouth, but may be inserted into a different body cavity.
Glossary: materia medica
A Latin medical term sometimes used to refer to medical substances.