calendar method


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Related to calendar method: rhythm method, withdrawal method, calendar method of family planning
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Noun1.calendar method - natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)calendar method - natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)
natural family planning - any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle
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The most commonly cited methods were the male condom, the calendar method and the injectable.
While the calendar method predicted ovulation correctly in only one in four women, the ClearBlue Digital Ovulation test (20 test pack) predicted correctly in 99 percent of women over the same period.
Does the Life History Calendar method facilitate the recall of intimate partner violence?
Those who had used the calendar method, spermicides, emergency contraception, withdrawal or douching were classified as having used an unreliable method.
DATA WATCH Only 60% of Sexually Active Teens and Young Adults Always Use Birth Control or Protection Age Range 15-17 18-24 15-24 Number of Respondents 185 758 943 Use Birth Control or Protection All the time 70% 57% 60% Most of the time 21% 23% 23% Some of the time 5% 12% 11% Never 4% 7% 6% Report Using Condoms Ever 94% 89% 90% Regularly 79% 55% 60% Ever had sex without a condom 38% 68% 63% Used a condom at last intercourse 80% 52% 58% Report Using Birth Control Pills Ever 40% 67% 62% Regularly 30% 48% 44% Report Using Withdrawal/Pulling Out Ever 40% 43% 42% Regularly 13% 12% 12% Report Using Rhythm or Calendar Method Ever 7% 8% 8% Regularly 2% 2% 2% Source: The Henry J.
Only about 35% of the population of Central and Eastern European countries use modern contraceptives, with many others using withdrawal (18%) and the calendar method.
Only 60% of Sexually Active Teens and Young Adults Always Use Birth Control or Protection Age Range 15-17 18-24 15-24 Number of Respondents 185 758 943 (total) Use Birth Control or Protection All the time 70% 57% 60% Most of the time 21% 23% 23% Some of the time 5% 12% 11% Never 4% 7% 6% Report Using Condoms Ever 94% 89% 90% Regularly 79% 55% 60% Ever had sex without a condom 38% 68% 63% Used a condom at last intercourse 80% 52% 58% Report Using Birth Control Pills Ever 40% 67% 62% Regularly 30% 48% 44% Report Using Withdrawal/Pulling Out Ever 40% 43% 42% Regularly 13% 12% 12% Report Using Rhythm or Calendar Method Ever 7% 8% 8% Regularly 2% 2% 2% Source: The Henry J.
DATA WATCH Only 60% of Sexually Active Teens and Young Adults Always Use Birth Control or Protection Age Range 15-17 18-24 15-24 Number of Respondents 185 758 943 (total) Use Birth Control or Protection All the time 70% 57% 60% Most of the time 21% 23% 23% Some of the time 5% 12% 11% Never 4% 7% 6% Report Using Condoms Ever 94% 89% 90% Regularly 79% 55% 60% Ever had sex without a condom 38% 68% 63% Used a condom at last intercourse 80% 52% 58% Report Using Birth Control Pills Ever 40% 67% 62% Regularly 30% 48% 44% Report Using Withdrawal/Pulling Out Ever 40% 43% 42% Regularly 13% 12% 12% Report Using Rhythm or Calendar Method Ever 7% 8% 8% Regularly 2% 2% 2% Source: The Henry J.
The report warns in the British Medical Journal: "Women should be aware that no calendar method is completely effective.