A prophylactic refers to any preventative measure regarding pregnancy or disease. The term is often used as a synonym for birth control, although it includes more than only pregnancy prevention.
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The term prophylactic refers to any preventative measure. Although it can refer to measures taken to prevent illness and disease, it is most commonly referred to as birth control prevention methods. Prophylactics refer to everything from condoms and oral birth control pills to dental dams and vaccinations.