Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic Staff
The rhythm method can be used as a way to promote fertility or as a method of contraception, by helping you gauge the best days to have or avoid unprotected sex. Tracking your menstrual history for either fertility or contraception is inexpensive and doesn't have any side effects. Some women choose to use the rhythm method for religious reasons.
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