Contraception

Contraception - Procreation Contraception Contraception...

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Unformatted text preview: Procreation Contraception Contraception Contraception : Deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation through the use of various devices, agents, drugs, sexual practices, or surgical procedures. Post Partum Taboo : Cultural belief that forbids sexual intercourse for a specified period of time after the birth of a child. Contraception Historical Look : Two thousand years ago the Chinese inserted oil-soaked paper into the vagina to cover the cervix. In Oceania, moss plugs were used. Contraception Historical Look : Contraceptive sponge in use in the 1800s was soaked in a solution of quinine prior to insertion and had a string attached for easy removal. Diaphragm was invented in 1842. Contraception Coitus Interruptus : Sexual intercourse deliberately interrupted by withdrawal of the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation. Secretions from the Cowpers gland sometimes carry live sperm. Contraception Barrier methods of Birth Control : Conception occurs when a sperm fertilizes an ovum. The fertilized egg, then attaches to the wall of the uterus and develops into a viable fetus. There are two ways of preventing this event: The sperm are blocked from reaching the egg. Any eggs that have been fertilized by sperm are prevented from developing further. Contraception Contraception Combination birth control pills (oral contraceptives): Loestrin and Ovcon contain estrogen and progestin. Higher levels of estrogen inhibit FSH production, so the message to ovulate is never sent....
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2306 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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