contraceptive, prophylactic, antifertility
Meaning: capable of preventing conception or impregnation; "contraceptive devices and medications"
meaning of the word
contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive_device, prophylactic_device, birth_control_device
Meaning: an agent or device intended to prevent conception
The means used is known as a contraceptive.
"He who would combat abortion," says Dr. Hirsch, "and at the same time combat contraceptive measures may be likened to the person who would fight contagious diseases and forbid disinfection.
This fact brings us to the conclusion that contraceptive measures among the upper classes and the practice of abortion among the lower class, are the real means employed to regulate the number of offspring."