natural family planning

noun

Definition of natural family planning

: a method of birth control that involves abstention from sexual intercourse during the period of ovulation which is determined through observation and measurement of bodily symptoms

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Today a suite of fertility apps and laboratory-grade ovulation test strips make natural family planning more accessible than ever—not only for the religious, but also for the countless women who have grown wary of hormonal birth control. Ashley Mcguire, WSJ, "The Controversial Text That Saved Me," 26 July 2018 Earlier this year, the administration made a point of encouraging providers that emphasize natural family planning methods, sometimes called fertility awareness, to apply for money. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "The ‘Perfect Storm’: Redirecting Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight," 12 June 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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natural family planning

noun
natural family plan·​ning | \ -ˈplan-iŋ \

Medical Definition of natural family planning

: a method of birth control that involves abstention from sexual intercourse during the period of ovulation which is determined through observation and measurement of bodily signs (as cervical mucus and body temperature) abbreviation NFP

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