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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In my high school and college years, girls exchanged notes on the rhythm method and, when that didn't work, swapped the addresses of abortionists.
On Saturday, Everett Dean and the Lonesome Hearts at 3:45 p.m.; The Gingers at 5:45 p.m.; Rhythm Method at 7:45 p.m.; and Light Up, a Styx tribute band, at 9:45 p.m.
Smart fertility trackers solve the risk of manual fertility charting method (rhythm method), which is notoriously ineffective to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Last summer, the FDA used an expedited process to approve a smartphone app that's a 21st-century version of the rhythm method. (7) Your staff accepted the company's word that the Natural Cycles app is as effective as the birth control pill.
Ideal, then, for those who believe in the rhythm method.
Also known as the rhythm method, where women work out if they are ovulating to avoid conception, natural family planning has got a relatively high failure rate, Julia said.
Starting at 5pm and headlined by Cabbage, the event across two rooms at The Ritz will feature PINS, The Blinders, Rhythm Method, Witch Fever, Lady Bird, Sports Team plus more to be announced.
Yes, the rhythm method, when your temperature goes up you're ovulating (red days) and add five more red days because sperm can survive that long.
Australian acid rock dance hybrid Jagwar Ma also feature on the eclectic bill, as does former Beta Band mainstay Steve Mason, psych-shoegazers Toy, Palace, Honeyblood, Cabbage, Vaults, Tash Sultana, Tom Grennan, Superfood, Island, Formation, Pins, The Rhythm Method, Skott, Xamvolo, Ten Tonnes, Aine Cahill, The Lightning Year, Slang, Klangstof, Daniel O Sullivan, Gulp, The Pheromoans, Tom House Smith and Yucatan.
A follow-up qualitative study found that the DHS may not adequately capture abstinence as an intentional contraceptive method because its questions on abstinence focus on the rhythm method. (13) Long periods of abstinence or other natural methods may be preferred over modern methods, for diverse reasons such as fear of side effects, cost, religious teachings or partner opposition to certain methods.
Oral contraceptives were used by 15.6% of respondents, but nearly as many (14.8%) reported using the withdrawal method, and 6.1% said they used the rhythm method. An additional 15% reported that either they or their partner had undergone a permanent sterilization procedure.
Other distinctly odd sexual settings included a train set, wine rack and xylophone, the latter used, presumably, by a couple practicing the rhythm method. I mean, what kind of weirdo buys a wooden xylophone.