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Definition of terms:

The following words are clearly defined:


Reproductive health- Reproductive health implies that people are able to have a responsible,
satisfying and safer sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide
if, when and how often to do so

Birth control- Refers to contraception and fertility control is a method or device used to prevent
pregnancy.

Sex education- is instruction on issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and
responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent,
reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence.

Maternal health- is the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Church beliefs- The Catholic Church believes that artificial contraception is sinful and immoral and may
frustrate a divine plan to bring a new life into the world. Instead of using birth control methods such as
the pill, IUDs, diaphragms, and condoms, Catholics can use Natural Family Planning (NFP) techniques.

Condom- is a sheath-shaped barrier device used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of
pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection (STIs).

Family planning- simply put, is the practice of controlling the number of children in a family and the
intervals between their births, particularly by means of artificial contraception or voluntary sterilization

Adolescence-(from Latin adolescere, meaning "to grow up")is a transitional stage of physical and
psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood
(age of majority).

Sex -Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex,]
with some falling in between being intersex. each parent. Gametes can be identical in form and
Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the
uterus.
Prenatal care, also known as antenatal care is a type of preventive healthcare with
the goal of providing regular check-ups that allow doctors or midwives to treat and
prevent potential health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy while
promoting healthy lifestyles that benefit both mother and child.

Religious persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group of


individuals as a response to their religious beliefs or affiliations or lack
thereof.

Pregnancy, also known as gravidity or gestation, is the time during which one or
more offspring develops inside a woman.[1] A multiple pregnancy involves more than
one offspring, such as with twins

Sexual intercourse, or coitus or copulation, is principally the insertion and


thrusting of the penis, usually when erect, into the vagina for sexual pleasure,
reproduction, or both

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent


contraception. During the procedure, the male vas deferens are severed and then
tied or sealed in a manner so as to prevent sperm from entering into the ejaculate
and thereby prevent fertilization.