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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).
Poor fruit set has been attributed to an undesirable environmental conditions or male sterility or female sterility (Julian et al.
Some of the treatable conditions Mahabir describes are female sterility, pregnancy and prenatal tests, abortion, assistance with deliveries, aches and sprains and respiratory illnesses.