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The meaning of "vatican roulette"

" Vatican roulette "
Meaning:
The rhythm method of birth control.
Example:
It's a real dilemma for my wife and me. I know Bridget is a Catholic and that condoms aren't allowed, but I don't want kids yet and Vatican roulette is just too risky for me.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1960s
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