barrier contraceptive

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A contraceptive that works by imposing a physical barrier between sperm and ovum, e.g., condom, diaphragm, cervical cap, and female condom. Other forms of barrier contraceptive include foams, jellies, and sponges, usually impregnated with spermicides. See also chemical contraceptive and contraception.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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