Blanket term for any of several methods used to prevent fertilization or pregnancy from resulting due to a sexual act.

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What is the five-year failure rate for condom-usage?

Dr Stephen Genuis models the long-term failure rate of condoms in a Catholic Education Resource Center article The effectiveness of a contraceptive method is defined in terms of the phrase "number ...
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Is McDonald's exempt from the HHS Contraception Mandate?

The President of Eden Foods, a natural and organic food distributor, recently wrote: The exemptions under the Act are illogical, inconsistent, and contributing factors to our lawsuit. For ...
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Does freely available contraception cut the abortion rate?

A recent study at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (see report here) concluded that provision of free long-acting contraception reduced the number of abortions in its ...
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Can Lady Comp predict women's fertility cycles with 99.3% accuracy?

I just came across a seemingly amazing product, called Pearly or Lady Comp. This product was recently mentioned in Sweden's biggest newspaper. According to the company, it can predict female ...
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Are contraceptives unaffordable for female students at Georgetown Law?

At a hearing before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, Sandra Fluke said: "Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. ...
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Does the oral contraceptive pill “age” a woman's cervix prematurely?

Well, I heard an interesting one tonight. My wife passed on that on a blog discussing contraceptive use, someone posted a link to a site stating that taking Ortho Tri Cyclen, an oral contraceptive, ...
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Is RISUG a simple, effective birth control for men?

I noticed an article about birth control method for men (called RISUG) being developed in India. It's described as being something like this description of a near perfect contraceptive: no babies, ...
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Has contraception been shown to have caused increases in infidelity and/or divorce?

Related: Natural family planning and divorce rates A friend of mine attended Catholic Mass today and shared that the homily was entirely about contraception. From her summary, the gist was that the ...
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Have 98% of Catholic women used birth control?

An NPR article on the debate about contraceptive coverage makes the following claim: In fact, 98 percent of Catholic women use birth control at some point in their lifetimes. Is this claim true? ...
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Do excreted oral contraceptive compounds in drinking water contribute to male infertility?

I've run across several claims about oral contraceptives ("the pill") and how the residuals that enter municipal water supplies via urination cannot be filtered out and may have detrimental effects on ...
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Was the opposition of the Catholic Church to contraception based on the Homunculi theory?

I have heard said that the opposition of the church to any form of contraception - or any attempt to prevent conception (pulling out, oral sex, etc.) while still performing coitus - was originally ...
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Does natural family planning decrease divorce rates?

According to Dr. Janet Smith's lecture "Contraception Why Not" the Family of the Americas Foundation performed a study regarding rates of divorce and the use of Natural Family Planning techniques (as ...
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Do condoms stored in a wallet deteriorate faster?

During adolescence, teens are often taught to not store condoms in their wallet because it causes the condom to deteriorate. In fact, the National Institute of Health claims: Do not carry condoms ...
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Do condoms have large enough holes for HIV to pass through?

Some people say that holes in latex are large enough for the AIDS-causing HIV and chlamydia to pass through, so that condoms do not protect against these STDs. Others dispute this statement and ...
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Does taking a contraceptive pill increase your chance of getting cancer?

It is a common thing to hear among women discussing contraception, and in the press: A 45 per cent increase in the disease was found among women who had been taking the second generation Pill for ...
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Does eating papaya everyday work as a contraceptive?

I saw a few hours ago a friend posted on his Facebook wall a claim that some research from the University of Sussex has shown that daily consumption of ripe papaya works as a contraceptive, and to ...