Flashcards in Chapter 12 - Contraception and Abortion Deck (28):
A method of contraception in which the penis is withdrawn from the vagina prior to ejaculation. Also known as the withdrawal method.
A sheath made of animal membrane latex that covers the penis and serves as a barrier to sperm.
A contraceptive consisting of sex hormones and taken by mouth.
A birth-control pill that contains estrogen and progesterone.
A birth-control pill that contains progesterone only.
Intrauterine Device (IUD)
An object inserted into the uterus and left in place to prevent conception.
A rubber cup or dome, fitted to the contour of a woman's vagina, coated with a spermicide and inserted prior to coitus to prevent conception.
An agent that protects against disease.
A fertility awareness (rhythm) method of contraception that relies on prediction of ovulation by tracking menstrual cycles, typically for a 10- to 12-month period, and assuming that ovulation occurs 14 days prior to menstruation.
Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Method
A fertility awareness method of contraception that relies on prediction of ovulation by tracking the woman's temperature over the menstrual cycle.
A fertility awareness method on contraception that relies on prediction of ovulation by tracking the viscosity of the cervical mucus.
The days during the menstrual cycle during which a women is most likely to be fertile.
Surgical procedures that render people incapable of reproduction without affecting sexual activity.
The surgical method of male sterilization in which sperm are prevented from reaching the urethra by cutting watch vas deferens and tying it back or cauterizing it.
The surgical reversal of vasectomy in which the cut or cauterized ends of the vas deferens are sewn together.
The method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically blocked. Also called tubal ligation.
A kind of tubal sterilization in which an incision is made in the abdomen to access the fallopian tubes.
Tubal sterilization by leans of a laparoscope, which is inserted through a small incision just below the navel and used to cauterize, cut, or clamp the fallopian tubes.
A kind of tubal sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are approached through an incision in the back wall of the vagina.
Surgical removal of the uterus.
To rinse or wash the vaginal canal by inserting a liquid and allowing it to drain out.
The purposeful termination of a pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is capable of sustaining independent life.
Removal of the uterine contents by suction; an abortion method used early in pregnancy.
Abbreviation for dilation and curettage, an operation in which the cervix is dilated and uterine contents are then gently scraped away.
Abbreviation for dilation and evacuation, an abortion method in which the cervix is dilated prior to vacuum aspiration.
An abortion method in which a substance is injected into the amniotic sac to induce premature labor. Also called instillation.