a method of birth control in which the couple abstain from sexual intercourse during the period when ovulation is most likely to occur.
rhythm method
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 occur See also safe period

rhythm method n.
A birth control method dependent on abstinence during the period of ovulation.

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