A REVIEW ON MEDICINAL PLANTS WITH ANTI-FERTILITY ACTIVITYAbstract
Objectives: Along with increasing availability and utilization of contraception, it is also important to confirm that the effects of contraception use on resumption of fertility after discontinuation and serious adverse effects produced by synthetic steroidal contraceptives remained a major problem. However, current evidence on resumption of fertility after contraception use is inconclusive, and practically fertility after termination of contraception remains a big concern for women who are using contraception. This fear poses a negative impact on utilization and continuation of contraception. Therefore, the development of new fertility regulating drug from medicinal plants is an attractive proposition. So available reports and identifying the associating factors are important for designing a strategy to overcome the problem. Methods: The review is conducted through a systematic literature search of research articles. Few bibliographic databases and libraries: Pub Med/Medline, Global Health Database, Science direct, Embase, the Cochrane Library were used. Results: The review of different database studies that enrolled profiles of various medicinal plants used for contraception was analyzed. Conclusion and Recommendation: Contraceptive use, regardless of its duration and type, does not have a (negative) effect on the ability of women to conceive following termination of use, and it does not significantly delay fertility, but the serious adverse effects associated with synthetic steroidal contraceptives are definite and significant. So, it can be recommended to develop contraceptives from herbal medicinal plants with the least toxicity and more efficacy.