Sexually transmitted diseases and infections are prominent concern in reproductive studies like andrology. These are major health, social and economic challenges in most developing and developed countries of the world including Nigeria. Majority of infected people living in rural areas in developing countries make use of traditional medicine due to limited access to modern healthcare facilities and the social stigma associated with the diseases. Medicinal plants and herbs contain substances known to modern and ancient civilization for their healing properties and these substances remain the basis for a large proportion of the commercial medications. Gonorrhea is an example of Sexually transmitted diseases.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014