rhythm method

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rhythm method

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

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

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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The intricacies of Vatican Roulette were also imparted to us by the headmaster's wife, who gave us rather too much information on the challenges of "restraining during my fertile times".
Mention "natural birth control," and jokes about the rhythm method or "Vatican roulette" come to mind.
"Yet another self-acknowledged one-time drug-taking, 'Vatican roulette' playing, shagabout, white, middle-aged male telling young women not to do what he did when he was their age," said Scott Norman.