infecund


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infecund

(ɪnˈfiːkənd)
adj
a less common word for infertile
infecundity n
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Further they were divided into fecund or infecund; fecund women were again subdivided by their reproductive preference into 3 categories, i.e., those who want pregnancy soon (not included in unmet need), want no more pregnancy, and want pregnancy later.
Out of 297 non-pregnant and non-lactating women, 21 (5.2% of total MWRA) are infecund and are not at risk of pregnancy.
Among the 5380 urban residents, we excluded those not having sex, pregnant women, postpartum amenorrheic, infecund or menopausal women, women having infrequent sex or breastfeeding because they were considered not at risk of using modern contraceptives.
Linking the "hooked noses" with Hirst, it thus becomes possible, through a complex metaleptical chain, to read Woolf as bewailing (through the Jew and in the novel as a whole) all that is erotically repulsive and threatening but also, ironically, infecund or unfertile.
1) not at risk for unintended pregnancy (not sexually active, infecund or wanting a child within the next two years);
(b) Respondent was considered to not have had unmet need for contraception if she was using contraception to space or limit births, if she wanted a child within the next 2 years, or if she was menopausal or infecund. (c) The World Health Organization recommends that women have four visits with one in the first 3 months.
Pope Paul VI, in Humanae vitae, stated that "If, then, there are serious motives to space out births, which derive from the physical and psychological conditions of husband and wife, or from external conditions, the Church teaches that it is then licit to take into account the 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 had been recalled earlier." (5) Pius XII (1938-58) taught that unless some serious circumstances arise, spouses are obliged to have children.
The marital act during pregnancy is acknowledged as being "open to new life", and so is the conyugal act in the infecund periods despite that fact that scientific calculation might practically eliminate the probability of any tansmission of life.
Table 2: Main Reason for not Using Contraception Infrequent/ Menopause/ Subfecund/ no sex hysterectomy Infecund Newar 4.8% (2) 2.4% (1) 40.0% (17) Humli 0% (0) 0% (0) 0% (0) Total 3.8% (2) 1.9% (1) 32.7% (17) Wants Knows Knows more no no children method Source Newar 4.8% (2) 0% (0) 0% (0) Humli 10% (1) 40% (4) 30% (3) Total 5.8% (3) 7.7% (4) 5.8% (3) Health Fears Other Total Concerns side %(n) effects Newar 14.3% (6) 26.2% 7.1% 100% (11) (3) (42) Humli 10% (1) 10% 0% 100% (1) (0) (10) Total 13.5% (7) 23% 5.80% 100% (12) (3) (52) Source: NDHS 2002.
* is capable of becoming pregnant (infecund women are identified based on such factors as their childbearing and contraceptive history and what they say about their ability to become pregnant);
As regards met and unmet need for contraception, women who were pregnant, infecund or post-menopausal were defined as "not exposed to pregnancy", ([dagger]) while women with potential contraceptive need were those who did not want a child within the next two years who were "exposed to pregnancy".
* Women in need of contraceptive services and supplies are women aged 13-44 who are 1) sexually active, that is, they have ever had sexual intercourse; 2) fecund, meaning that neither they nor their partners have been contraceptively sterilized and they do not believe that they are infecund for any reason; and 3) during at least part of the year, neither intentionally pregnant nor trying to become pregnant.