symptothermal method of family planning

symptothermal method of family planning

[simp′-təthur′məl]
Etymology: Gk, symptoma + therme, heat
a natural method of family planning that incorporates the ovulation and basal body temperature methods of family planning. It is more effective than either method used alone and requires fewer days of abstinence from sexual intercourse because it allows the fertile period of the menstrual cycle to be more precisely identified.