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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for rhythm method

rhythm method

noun
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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Medical definitions for rhythm method

rhythm method

n.
A birth control method dependent on abstinence during the period of ovulation.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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