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A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria

Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola' Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona.

Abstract
Plants with both male and female antifertility potential were surveyed in Bayelsa state of Nigeria. A total of 35 medicinal plant species representing 33 genera and 26 families were employed by the traditional birth attendants and elders for contraception, labour induction and abortion among the people of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Among these, only three plant species were mentioned for male contraception purpose. A few animal inclusion was also documented.

Key words: Traditional birth attendant, spermicidal, labour inducing, contraception, abortifacient


 
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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona. A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria. J Complement Med Res. 2018; 7(1): 25-44. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930


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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona. A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria. J Complement Med Res. 2018; 7(1): 25-44. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930



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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona. A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria. J Complement Med Res. (2018), [cited December 12, 2018]; 7(1): 25-44. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930



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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona (2018) A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria. J Complement Med Res, 7 (1), 25-44. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930



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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona. 2018. A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 7 (1), 25-44. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930



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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona. "A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 7 (2018), 25-44. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930



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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona. "A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 7.1 (2018), 25-44. Print. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930



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Gideon Alade, Adekunle Oladele, Ese Okpako, Kola Ajibesin, Olanrewaju Awotona (2018) A survey of plants used for family planning in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 7 (1), 25-44. doi:10.5455/jice.20171202114930





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