Type: Term Definitions: 1. a natural contraceptive technique that requires abstinence during the anticipated fertile period of the menstrual cycle. Synonyms: rhythm2
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The rhythm or cervical mucus method is a form of natural birth control which can work by timing intercourse according to the consistency of the woman's cervical mucus. Mucus similar to raw egg white signifies a time close to ovulation, when a woman is most fertile, while thick and cloudy mucus indic...
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Natural form of trying to prevent pregnancy by avoiding sex in the middle of a woman's menstrual cycle, when becoming pregnant is most likely. Not thought safe when avoiding pregnancy is very important - for example, during cancer treatment or after having particular cancers such as breast cancer.
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a method of preventing pregnancy in which a couple does not have sexual intercourse during the days of the menstrual cycle during which fertilisation can occur
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Rhythm method: Also known as fertility awareness, natural family planning, and periodic abstinence, this approach to contraception entails not having sexual intercourse on the days of a woman's menstrual cycle when she could become pregnant or using a barrier method (such as a condom, the diaphragm ...
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<gynaecology> A contraceptive method whereby abstinence is practiced a few days before and after the estimated day of ovulation. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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old popular name for natural family planning.
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(from the article `menstruation`) The rhythm method of contraception is based on the fact that ovulation normally occurs at mid-cycle, but the date of ovulation may vary unexpectedly ... [3 related articles]
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Abstaining from sexual intercouse for a few days before, during, and after the expected day of ovulation for birth control purposes. Synonym(s): Natural Family Planning Periodic Abstinence
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Method of natural contraception that relies on refraining from intercourse during ovulation. The time of ovulation can be worked out by the calendar (counting days from the last period), by temperature changes, or by inspection of the cervical mucus. All these methods are unreliable because it is po...
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