a method of birth control in which the couple abstain from sexual intercourse during the period when ovulation is most likely to occur.
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Origin of rhythm method
First recorded in 1935–40
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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 occurSee also safe period
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A birth control method dependent on abstinence during the period of ovulation.
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