infecundity

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fe·male ste·ril·i·ty

the inability of the female to conceive, due to inadequacy in structure or function of the genital organs.
Synonym(s): infecundity

infecundity

(ĭn-fē-kŭn′dĭ-tē) [L. infecunditas, sterility]
Barrenness; an inability to conceive.

infecundity

Infertility. Inability to bear children.
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The fertility preferences of these temporarily infecund women are important for assessing the general need for modern contraception.
the next Is arid, fetid, infecund, and gross Significantly styl'd the Fryar: the last Is call'd the Savage, who in ev'ry wood, And ev'ry hedge unintroduc'd intrudes.
Other events in a woman's life (for example, periods in which she is not having sexual intercourse or is ill or infecund) will somewhat reduce these estimates.
For each survey, women aged 15-49 who were married or in a union were categorized, according to standard DHS definitions, as either being contraceptive users, having unmet need, having no need or being infecund.
First, we included non-pregnant young women who were sexually active (within the last four weeks), did not self-report as infecund (infertile), did not desire to have a child for at least two years or until after a major life event (such as marriage), and did not use a modern contraceptive method at last sex.
Pope Paul VI, in Humanae vitae, stated that "If, then, there are serious motives to space out births, which derive from the physical or psychological conditions of husband and wife, or from external conditions, the Church teaches that it is then licit to take into account the natural rhythms immanent in the generative functions, for the use of marriage in the infecund periods only, and in this way to regulate births without offending the moral principles which have been recalled earlier." (3) Pius XII (1938-1958) taught that unless some serious circumstances arise, spouses are obliged to have children.
(2) they are fecund, meaning that neither they nor their partners have been contraceptively sterilized, and they do not believe that they are infecund for any other reason; and
(1)Includes women who reported that they were infecund.
We excluded individuals who reported using long-acting or permanent methods or being infecund on the basis that they were neither current nor potential users of the injectable.
Excluded from this study were 2,226 women who had never used contraceptives, 365 women who had indicated that they were pregnant at the time of the survey, 66 infecund women and 247 respondents with incomplete family planning information.
Paul VI, in Humanae vitae, stated that "If, then, there are serious motives to space out births, which derive from the physical or psychological conditions of husband and wife, or from "external conditions, the Church teaches that it is then licit to take into account the natural rhythms immanent in the generative functions, for the use of marriage in the infecund periods only, and in this way to regulate births without offending the moral principles which have been recalled earlier."
of Contraceptive use status,2009 2006 women, 2006 Unmet Using a Other* Aged >49 Total need for method or no limiting longer married Unmet need for limiting 388 26.0 51.8 13.9 8.3 100.0 Using a method 1,921 10.7 74.0 11.0 4.3 100.0 Other* 715 15.0 42.7 34.5 7.8 100.0 Total 3,024 13.6 63.8 17.0 5.7 100.0 * Includes women who reported not using a method because they want to become pregnant, reported being infecund, were pregnant and said their last pregnancy was intended, or were postpartum amenor?rheic and said their last birth was planned.