rhythm method

noun

Definition of rhythm method

: a method of birth control involving abstinence during the period in which ovulation is most likely to occur

Examples of rhythm method in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luardo and her boyfriend opted for a calendar rhythm method to avoid pregnancy, considered one of the least effective forms of birth control. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2021 Out of rhythm method Of course, these are the ideal conditions; the reality is much messier, and, all in all, BBT is not a reliable proxy for ovulation. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 15 Aug. 2018 By contrast, the rhythm method relies on recording the length of past menstrual cycles to determine one’s fertile window. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, 24 May 2018 According to Planned Parenthood, 24 couples out of every 100 who use the rhythm method incorrectly have an unplanned pregnancy. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, 16 Jan. 2018 Before birth control was legal, all women had was the rhythm method. vanityfair.com, 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of rhythm method

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Rhythm method.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhythm%20method. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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rhythm method

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rhythm method

: a method of birth control in which a couple does not have sexual intercourse during the time when pregnancy is most likely to happen

rhythm method

noun

Medical Definition of rhythm method

: a method of birth control involving abstinence during the period in which ovulation is most likely to occur

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