ovulation method of family planning

ovulation method of family planning
noun
natural family planning in which the fertile period is inferred from changes in the character and quantity of cervical mucus; ovulation is marked by an increase in mucus that becomes sticky and then clearer and slippery
Syn: ↑ovulation method
Hypernyms: ↑natural family planning

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