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Descriptor in English: Contraception
Descriptor in Spanish: Anticoncepción
Descriptor in Portuguese: Anticoncepção
Descriptor in French: Contraception
Entry term(s): Birth Control
Contraception, Female
Contraception, Male
Contraceptions, Female
Contraceptions, Male
Contraceptive Method
Contraceptive Methods
Female Contraception
Female Contraceptions
Fertility Control
Fertilization Inhibition
Indigenous Contraception
Inhibition of Fertilization
Male Contraception
Male Contraceptions
Tree number(s): E02.875.194
SP2.006.087.087.088.004
Scope note: Prevention of CONCEPTION by blocking fertility temporarily, or permanently (STERILIZATION, REPRODUCTIVE). Common means of reversible contraception include NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING METHODS; CONTRACEPTIVE AGENTS; or CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 1963; for BIRTH CONTROL use FAMILY PLANNING 1968-1974, use BIRTH CONTROL 1963-1967
See also the descriptors: Family Planning (Public Health) DeCS
Family Planning Services MeSH
Population Control MeSH
DeCS UI: 3286
Descriptor UI: D003267
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/07/21
Contraception - Preferred
Concept UI M0005076
Scope note Prevention of CONCEPTION by blocking fertility temporarily, or permanently (STERILIZATION, REPRODUCTIVE). Common means of reversible contraception include NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING METHODS; CONTRACEPTIVE AGENTS; or CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES.
Preferred term Contraception
Entry term(s) Birth Control
Contraceptive Method
Contraceptive Methods
Fertility Control
Fertilization Inhibition
Inhibition of Fertilization
Female Contraception - Narrower
Concept UI M0005088
Preferred term Female Contraception
Entry term(s) Contraception, Female
Contraceptions, Female
Female Contraceptions
Male Contraception - Narrower
Concept UI M0005089
Preferred term Male Contraception
Entry term(s) Contraception, Male
Contraceptions, Male
Male Contraceptions
Indigenous Contraception - Narrower
Concept UI F0001207
Preferred term Indigenous Contraception



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