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

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By contrast, the rhythm method relies on recording the length of past menstrual cycles to determine one’s fertile window. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Fertility Apps Are Multiplying. But Are They Reliable?," 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, "App Uses Your Body Temperature As Birth Control," 16 Jan. 2018 Before birth control was legal, all women had was the rhythm method. vanityfair.com, "Cecile Richards’s Desk Is Covered in Planned Parenthood Swag," 20 Oct. 2017

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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rhythm method

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English Language Learners Definition of rhythm method

medical : 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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