Definitions for "Barrier method"
A method of contraception (prevention of pregnancy) that uses a physical barrier preventing sperm from travelling up into the uterus (womb). Includes condoms and diaphragms.
A birth control method that provides a physical barrier between the sperm cells in semen and the egg. Examples of barrier contraceptive methods include condoms, diaphragms, foam, sponges, spermicides and cervical caps. Except for condoms, barrier methods do not prevent STIs, including HIV.
A contraceptive method that creates a physical or chemical barrier between the sperm and ovum (examples include condom, diaphragm, foam, sponge, and cervical cap).