Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug that suppresses ovulation.

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  • n. Any drug that prevents ovulation.

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  • n. a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception

Etymologies

an- + ovul(ation) + -ant.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • During the 1950s, Sanger joined forces with another prominent American Jew to produce the oral, anovulant birth control pill.

    Birth Control Movement in the United States.

  • By issuing it, he had rejected the majority recommendation of the commission he had appointed to study an issue so sensitive that he had withdrawn it from consideration by the Second Vatican Council; many Catholics, who had already begun using the anovulant pill introduced in the late 1950s, had eagerly expected the Church's teaching to follow suit.

    Development and Negation VI: Contraception

  • Just as the Church does not condemn a woman's using an anovulant pill for purely therapeutic purposes, even though one of its effects is contraceptive, so the Church should not condemn a man for using a condom to protect his wife from his AIDS, even though one of its effects is contraceptive.

    Why the condom debate is big for the Church

  • My main response has been to point out that contraception in such a case is neither a means to prophylaxis nor need be intended as an additional end; therefore, by the principle of double effect, prophylactic condom use as such cannot be condemned as intentionally contraceptive, any more than use of an anovulant pill for purely therapeutic reasons can be so condemned.

    The Catholic condom debate II

  • Nowadays, that usually involves some form of human artifice: e.g., sterilization, anovulant or abortifacient pills, and barrier methods.

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  • Propecia, an exam paper, offers a fuzz deprivation communication dedication in the throw of a anovulant.

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