Definition of rhythm method in English:

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rhythm method

Pronunciation: /ˈriT͟Həm ˈmeTHəd/

noun

A method of avoiding conception by which sexual intercourse is restricted to the times of a woman’s menstrual cycle when ovulation is least likely to occur.
Example sentences
  • Popes Pius XI and XII went much further, allowing couples to take means to avoid procreation: the rhythm method or natural family planning.
  • By now, I take it, the rhythm method of contraception must have passed out of favour.
  • Many of Dr Jonas' female patients were Catholics, practising the rhythm method of contraception.

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Syllabification: rhythm meth·od

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