Ayush Ministry says never said ‘no sex’ in booklet for pregnant women

According to the booklet, pregnant women should "detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred and lust" and avoid "bad company and be with good people".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Ayush ministry, pregnant woman, ayush ministry's advice-pregnant woman, lust, sex, pregnant woman-sex, government recommendation, india news, indian express According to the booklet, pregnant women should “detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred and lust” and avoid “bad company and be with good people”. (Representational Image)

A day after a booklet, released by the government’s Ayush Ministry, recommended that pregnant woman should control lust, hang “beautiful” pictures on the wall and shun non-vegetarian food to deliver a healthy baby, the Ministry on Wednesday clarified its position saying that many media reports were “inaccurate” and asserted that the booklet doesn’t feature the words “no sex”.

“Some news reports carry an assertion that the booklet puts forward the “prescription” that “pregnant women in India” should “say no to sex after conception”. This is far from the truth. In fact, the words “no sex” do not feature at all in the booklet,” the Ayush Ministry said in a press release.

The booklet — ‘Mother and Child Care’ — was distributed at an event to mark the run-up to Yoga Day and was issued by the government-funded Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN). According to reports, the function was presided over by Shripad Naik, the Minister of State for AYUSH. “This publication has been in distribution through the units of the erstwhile Department of AYUSH and CCRYN since 2013. The report that it was released by the Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH in the recent past is incorrect,” the Ministry claimed.

According to the booklet, pregnant women should “detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred and lust” and avoid “bad company and be with good people”. In addition, it advises them to have “spiritual” thoughts and read the life histories of “great personalities”.

Clarifying further, the Ministry said that the booklet contains general guidelines for pregnant women, which are based on the principles and concepts of Yoga & Naturopathy. “Many new mothers and families have appreciated that information relevant to the different phases of pregnancy has been made available in a simple format in the booklet. The information provided includes diet plans based on clinical experience, simple naturopathy treatments and tips for remaining stress-free during pregnancy,” the release said.

The Ministry said the suggestion on page 14 regarding avoiding certain types of food like tea, coffee, white flour products, fried and oily items and non-veg during pregnancy, received selective attention. “The suggestion that non-vegetarian food may be avoided (as Yoga & Naturopathy doesn’t advocate non-vegetarian food in its practice) has been singled out for high-lighting in some reports, omitting the mention of white flour products, fried and oily items etc,” the release added.

Reacting to the development, Minister Naik had earlier said that the booklet, published three years ago, is a compilation of yoga practices that are believed to help pregnant women. “The Booklet does not contain any advice on abstaining from sex,” he had said.

With inputs from Agencies

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  1. అనిల్ Anil (Anil)
    Jun 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    This is completely misleading news and a completely unwanted controversy. The govt has rights to advice its citizens and the advice has been simple and straight forward: During pregnancy, keep the mind free of tensions, keep calm, etc, which any good doctor would tell anyone in this world. Why make such a big fuss over it? It is very well known that the experiences of the mother will have a certain impact on the baby, like the things she feels, things she sees, experiences, etc.
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      Abraham Fernandez
      Jun 15, 2017 at 2:23 am
      As per CHristian Bible a woman married having saex with anyone else should be stoned. Stone The Woman! “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her ” (Deuteronomy 22:22) “Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.” (Deuteronomy 22:24)
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        Abraham Fernandez
        Jun 15, 2017 at 2:21 am
        As per my Christian priest in my church who is a rapist and brown slave of the white supremacist male mafia head Pope, Wives, Submit Yourselves! Says Christian Bible. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.” (Ephesians 5:22-24) Wife Like Slaves ?
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          Abraham Fernandez
          Jun 15, 2017 at 2:12 am
          The biggest Christian mafia in the name of religion Vatican is white supremacist racist church and rapist pope runs it. Just check out. All popes were rapist, white, and male. As if all females and brown and yellow and black Christians are of low class and lower caliber and in the name of Jesus they are raped by their white masters. And they call it an independent country so that they can get away with murders. If anyone is interested let me know an so I will publish millions of names of Christian priests who raped and ran away protected by rapist pope and pseudo independent mafia country Vatican and moved to another country under diplomatic passport. Amen.
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            indian
            Jun 15, 2017 at 1:03 am
            Oh my gosh, we Indians can't talk about s x, let alone ridiculing it in public.
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              Abraham Fernandez
              Jun 15, 2017 at 2:16 am
              “The bible teaches that women brought sin and death into the world, that she precipitated the fall of the race, that she was arraigned before the judgment seat of Heaven, tried, condemned and sentenced. Marriage for her was to be a condition of bondage, maternity a period suffering and anguish, and in silence and subjection, she was to play the role of a dependent on man’s bounty for all her material wants, and for all the information she might desire… Here is the Bible position of woman briefly summed up.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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              ams
              Jun 15, 2017 at 12:18 am
              Ayush Ministry.. hahahahahahahahahhaahha.. kaise kaise chu$$iye bhare pade hain.. got to say Modi is a genius for inventing so-called Ayush Ministry
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                Abraham Fernandez
                Jun 15, 2017 at 2:17 am
                As per Christian Bible you Rip Up Pregnant Women “Samaria shall become desolate for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.” (Hosea 13:16) “Give me any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman.” (Eccles. 25:13) “Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die.” (Eccles. 25:22)
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                Dipti
                Jun 14, 2017 at 11:40 pm
                Yeah, they should fill their hours reading of great personalities like....Veer Savarkar, Mussolini, Hitler, Goering, Himmler, Shyama Prasad, Hegdewar and OF COURSE, Narendra Modi. There is no mention of the 's' word -- because in great Hindutva tradition, women don't feel desire and lust ...they are not supposed to (Pavitra Nari aren't they) ...they just lie on their back and take it dutifully. those pres utes, anti-national, beef eaters....making insinuations is their intellectual ion.
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                  Abraham Fernandez
                  Jun 15, 2017 at 2:18 am
                  Mussolini was a Christian Bible follower and friends with rapist Christian pope. Faschist Mussolini was the best friend and lover of pope and so gen allowed pope to run his mafia empire and loot and rape the world. As per Christian Bible, you should Rip Up Pregnant Women “Samaria shall become desolate for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.” (Hosea 13:16) “Give me any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman.” (Eccles. 25:13) “Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die.” (Eccles. 25:22)
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                    Abraham Fernandez
                    Jun 15, 2017 at 2:24 am
                    Dipti as per Christianity if you are going to have that s'x with anyone else Stone The Woman! Dipti. “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her ” (Deuteronomy 22:22) “Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.” (Deuteronomy 22:24)
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                    kris kumar
                    Jun 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm
                    Wicked Congressi, Leftists and pseudo secular are spreading lies and false propaganda over the booklet These kute have nothing constructive to suggest but are quick to denounce anything said by BJP. Well you can not stop frustrated and wild dogs from barking.
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                      Smart
                      Jun 14, 2017 at 9:23 pm
                      Agreed.
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                        ams
                        Jun 15, 2017 at 12:20 am
                        get your brain checked for brain damage. Congis dont run the Govt.
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                          Abraham Fernandez
                          Jun 15, 2017 at 2:19 am
                          As per Bible, Rip Up Pregnant Women “Samaria shall become desolate for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.” (Hosea 13:16) “Give me any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman.” (Eccles. 25:13) “Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die.” (Eccles. 25:22)
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