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or syncope sĭng'kəpē , temporary loss of consciousness caused by an insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain. It can be concurrent with any serious

Falun Gong

Chinese religious sect, influenced by Buddhism and Taoism, founded in 1992 by Li Hongzhi, which claims 100 million members worldwide, including 80

family planning

Deliberate control of human population growth by various means (contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion), in order to reduce the birth rate . The

Open Fasting

The practice of voluntarily going without food. It can be undertaken as a religious observance, a sign of mourning, a political protest (hunger


In the broadest sense, a mixture of lipids – chiefly triglycerides (lipids containing three fatty acid molecules linked to a molecule of glycerol).

Fecal incontinence

When stool (feces) leaks out from the rectum accidentally, it is known as fecal incontinence. Under normal circumstances, stool enters the end portion

female genital mutilation

The partial or total removal of female external genitalia for cultural, religious, or other non-medical reasons. There are three types: Sunna , which

Open Female Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System

Unlike the male, the female reproductive organs are sited entirely inside the body. Their function is to ripen and release an egg at regular

Open Fencing

sport of dueling with foil, épée, and saber. The weapons and rules of modern fencing evolved from combat weapons and their usage. The foil—a light,


Fertility is the process of producing live births. Because of their roles in shaping population dynamics and change, fertility, migration, and