infecund


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infecund

(ɪnˈfiːkənd)
adj
a less common word for infertile
infecundity n
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The sample excluded all pregnant wives, infecund waves and sterilized husbands, as reported by sell or spouse, and wives who reported that they were not currently having sex or who stated previously that they wanted a child "soon/now" or within two years.
Furthermore, the analysis of couples was limited to those in which women had a need for contraception; we excluded those who wanted to become pregnant within the next two years, those who were infecund and those who currently had a wanted pregnancy.
Women are also considered infecund if they are neither pregnant nor experiencing postpartum amenorrhea but have not menstruated for six or more months, or are married, have not practiced contraception during the previous five years, have not given birth and are not currently pregnant.
Between rounds one and eight, the proportion of women who wanted no more children increased from 30% to 36%, and the proportion who reported being infecund rose from 2% to 9%.
For example, wanted total fertility will fall short of desired family size if a significant proportion of women never marry or become infecund before reaching their desired fertility.
The Church teaches "that it is licit to take into account the natural rhythm immanent in the generative functions--the Church is coherent with herself when She considers recourse to the infecund periods to be licit while at the same time condemning, as being always illicit, the use of means directly contrary to fecundation" (Humanae vitae, n.
We used the revised definition of unmet need (10), (11) to first divide women into three groups according to their current need for a modern method:* those with met need (currently using a modern method), those with unmet need (want to space or limit their childbearing but are not using a modern method) and those with no current need for a modern method (want their next child within two years, or are infecund or menopausal).
Paul VI stated in Humanae vitae 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.
We excluded 1,315 women who were pregnant, 203 who were infecund, 636 who had not had sex for at least six months and 25 whose partner was infecund.
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.
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.