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calendar method

 [kal´en-der]
a type of natural family planning; see contraception.

calendar method

A contraceptive idea based on the fact that ovulation occurs 14 days before the onset of the next menstrual period, and on the unreliable assumption that the length of future menstrual periods can be predicted on the basis of previous cycles. See also CONTRACEPTION.
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Instead, she opted for the calendar method, and although she considered that it "worked well," she reported having two unintended pregnancies; on both occasions, she used abortion for birthspacing.
When they decided not to have any more children, they opted for the calendar method because of concerns about the harmful effects the injectable could have on her body.
The calendar method eventually failed her and she had her fourth child.
Some men assisted women's use of the calendar method to ensure that safe periods were properly observed.
Strong correlations were found between age and education level and the use of the calendar method at last intercourse: Women in the two older age-groups were more likely than the youngest women to have used this method (2.
However, greater education was associated with less method nonuse and more use of the calendar method.
Clinical trials suggest it's 94 per cent effective, which makes it better than the calendar method.
2011) have compared real-time and calendar methods to assess drinking outcomes.
Taken together, these findings suggest that although calendar methods appear to be less accurate in capturing day-to-day variations in drinking patterns and may underestimate consumption, especially in cases of longer recall periods, they seem to be adequate for capturing aggregate measures of drinking outcome.