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contraception

noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈsep.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn-/
C2 (the use of) any of various methods intended to prevent a woman becoming pregnant: They offer impartial advice on contraception. What is the most reliable form/method of contraception?
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