Fertility

Publication Title: 
Research in Population Economics
Author(s): 
Spitze, G. D.
Waite, L. J.
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In'gu Pog?n Nonjip = Journal of Population and Health Studies
Author(s): 
Kong, S. K.
Cho, A. J.
Publication Title: 
Studies in Family Planning

This report examines the extent to which reproductive choice is compatible with Islamic principles. It presents the argument that the impact of Islam on reproductive choice is largely a function of the political context in which gender issues are defined. Indicators of reproductive health in countries of the Middle East are reviewed and the way these relate to constraints on reproductive choice is assessed. The examples of Tunisia and Iran are used to illustrate the way in which Islam is invoked to legitimate conflicting positions concerning women and their reproductive options.

Author(s): 
Obermeyer, C. M.
Publication Title: 
Population Bulletin of the United Nations
Publication Title: 
In'gu Pog?n Nonjip = Journal of Population and Health Studies
Author(s): 
Cho, A. J.
Kong, S. K.
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Ayurveda represents the traditional medicine system of India. Since mechanistic details of therapy in terms of current biology are not available in Ayurvedic literature, modern scientific studies are necessary to understand its major concepts and procedures. It is necessary to examine effects of the whole Ayurvedic formulations rather than their "active" components as is done in most current studies.

Author(s): 
Dwivedi, Vibha
Anandan, E. M.
Mony, Rajesh S.
Muraleedharan, T. S.
Valiathan, M. S.
Mutsuddi, Mousumi
Lakhotia, Subhash C.
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

Associations of plants have been widely used, for centuries, in Ayurveda and in Chinese medicine and have been increasingly acknowledged in Western medicine. The objective of this study is to assess the level of toxicity of an association of three plants: Crataegus oxyacantha, Passiflora incarnata, and Valeriana officinalis (CPV extract). This association was administered to rats, mice, and dogs, both acute and chronically for 180 days. The tests used in the acute experiments were: observational pharmacological screening, LD(50), motor coordination and motor activity.

Author(s): 
Tabach, Ricardo
Rodrigues, Eliana
Carlini, E. A.
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Ayurveda represents the traditional medicine system of India. Since mechanistic details of therapy in terms of current biology are not available in Ayurvedic literature, modern scientific studies are necessary to understand its major concepts and procedures. It is necessary to examine effects of the whole Ayurvedic formulations rather than their "active" components as is done in most current studies.

Author(s): 
Dwivedi, Vibha
Anandan, E. M.
Mony, Rajesh S.
Muraleedharan, T. S.
Valiathan, M. S.
Mutsuddi, Mousumi
Lakhotia, Subhash C.
Publication Title: 
POPCEN news letter. Population Centre (Lucknow, India)
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Experimental Biology

According to Ayurvedic literature of Sri Lanka, roasted seeds of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Family: Moraceae) has aphrodisiac activity. However, some reproductively active young men in rural areas of Sri Lanka claim that consumption of these seeds few hours prior to coitus disrupts sexual function. Because of these two conflicting claims, it was thought useful to scientifically investigate the effects of A. heterophyllus seeds on male sexual function and fertility. This was done using a seed suspension in 1% methylcellulose (SS) in rats.

Author(s): 
Ratnasooriya, W. D.
Jayakody, J. R. a. C.

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