Sterility

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STERILITY. Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage, and arising from impotency, it is a good cause for dissolving a marriage. 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 254. See Impotency.

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To aid interpretation of Table 2's significant correlations, we performed quartile splits on both the female sterility item (low = 1, n = 11; high [greater than or equal to] 5, n = 15) and the sociosexuality index (low [less than or equal to] 23, n = 15; high [greater than or equal to] 45, n = 16).
Some of the treatable conditions Mahabir describes are female sterility, pregnancy and prenatal tests, abortion, assistance with deliveries, aches and sprains and respiratory illnesses.
Moreover, although low, the female sterility processes observed in the population of Bizerta Channel could have influenced the GSI and CGI, because both the gonad and the capsule gland did not show normal development.