Last Updated on Jan 25, 2017

Glossary

Contraceptive: Prevents pregnancy.

Contraception: Birth control; deliberate prevention of the conception of offspring by any of various means.

Contraindication: Inadvisability of using a substance that may cause harm under specific circumstances. For example, high- caloric intake in someone who is overweight is contraindicated.

Fallopian tubes: Structures between the ovaries and the uterus through which the egg travels to the uterus.

Fertility: The ability to produce children.

Hormones: Chemicals produced by glands in the body and circulated in the bloodstream. Hormones control the actions of certain cells or organs.

Ectopic pregnancy: Pregnancy occurring at a place other than in the uterus.

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