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This non hormonal birth control is sometimes called the rhythm method and means a woman keeps track of her "safe" days to have sex and "unsafe" days (i.e. days she can become pregnant).
If not actively trying to get pregnant, it is not advisable to follow a rhythm method of contraception since relying on key dates in the cycle can be confusing.
Calendar rhythm method uses the woman's menstrual cycle as a guide to determine when ovulation is most likely to occur during the month.
Sympto-thermal method combines mucus testing, basal temperature, and the rhythm method into one approach.
Approaches like the rhythm method require little more than a calendar and a writing implement.