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rhythm method

n.
A birth-control method characterized by abstinence from sexual intercourse during the period of ovulation.
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rhythm method

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a method of controlling conception without the aid of a contraceptive device, by restricting sexual intercourse to those days in a woman's menstrual cycle on which conception is considered least likely to occur. See also safe period
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rhythm′ meth`od


n.
a method of birth control by abstaining from sexual intercourse when ovulation is most likely to occur.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.rhythm 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)rhythm 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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rhythm method

n (Med) the rhythm methodil metodo Ogino-Knauss
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Most teenagers said they relied on natural rythm methods and withdrawal to avoid pregnancy.