natural family planning

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Noun1.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
birth control, birth prevention, family planning - limiting the number of children born
basal body temperature method, basal body temperature method of family planning - natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation
ovulation method, ovulation method of family planning - natural family planning in which the fertile period is inferred from changes in the character and quantity of cervical mucus; ovulation is marked by an increase in mucus that becomes sticky and then clearer and slippery
calendar method, calendar method of birth control, rhythm method, rhythm method of birth control, rhythm - 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)
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De Leon noted that the only 'family planning methods available now are condoms, ligation for women and vasectomy for men plus the approved natural family planning methods.
The church allows only natural family planning methods.
10), (17) Promoting Natural Family Planning in Rwanda Catholic-affiliated groups such as the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University have received significant investments from USAID to develop and support natural family planning methods based on fertility awareness.
The compulsory parenting classes, for example, lecture on natural family planning methods but do not provide aids to natural family planning nor information on modern contraceptive methods.
The most common natural family planning methods are the ovulation method, the sympto-thermal method, and the Creighton Model.
They also had very little knowledge of the wide range of contraceptives available - many had never even heard of some of the options that were listed in the survey such as injections, implants, IUDs (intra uterine device) or natural family planning methods," she added.
The major family planning devices and services used by the participants in this study were the condom and natural family planning methods practiced by their wives or partners such as breastfeeding, the rhythm method, and at times the withdrawal method.
1988) or those who use natural family planning methods not widely used (Dunson et al.