Taking aside the plagues of venereal disease, herpes and AIDS, the male continues to enjoy himself free of worry. Because of these two biblical limitations and because most countries outlaw it, polygamy is considered highly impractical, and there are only a few known cases of it among Karaite Jews today.
Some Western men take the position that monogamy protects the rights of women. The Mediterranean Sephardic Jews continued to practice polygamy. Omar Hassan al-Bashir has always sustained polygamy and he says that these multiple marriages are one of the options available for Sudan in order to increase its population.
Today, as many Muslims are leaving the village for the city and adopting urban lifestyles, plural marriage is declining. Easy birth control and easy legal abortion has opened the door to illicit Polygamy and monogamy practices for women and she has been lured into the so-called sexual revolution.
A man can father many children in a short period, while a woman is limited to one pregnancy every nine months. Early Jewish doctrine encouraged polygyny because Jews were a minority and needed to increase their numbers rapidly.
Westernization has led many younger Muslims to view polygamy as old-fashioned. The ideology of the working class does not place any formal limits on love.
For example, during the Protestant Reformationin a document referred to simply as "Der Beichtrat" or "The Confessional Advice" Martin Luther granted the Landgrave Philip of Hessewho, for many years, had been living "constantly in a state of adultery and fornication",  a dispensation to take a second wife.
Islam condones, but discourages, the first and forbids the other two. But are these men really concerned about the rights of women?
Some orthodox Jewish sects advocate polygyny today, and some scholars believe that the Talmud contains passages suggesting tolerance or even encouragement of polygyny. The polygamist are shuned until they recant and give up the marriages or face excommunication.
Some people have said that the first wife must agree to the second marriage. If you come to a friendly understanding, and practise self-restraint, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Polygamy was permitted in most parts of the world at one time, but there has been a move away from the practice. In the Muslim societies of our times, polygamy is not frequently practiced despite legal permission in many countries.
Furthermore, former chief rabbi Ovadia Yosef  has come out in favor of legalizing polygamy and the practice of pilegesh concubine by the Israeli government.
Polygamy is the most prevalent in Muslim countries, and in communities that are more traditional and agrarian. Islam condones but discourages the first and forbids the other two.
Although the New Testament is largely silent on polygamy, some point to Jesus's repetition of the earlier scriptures, noting that a man and a wife "shall become one flesh".
The position of the second wife was that of a "slave girl" in respect to the first wife, as many marriage contracts explicitly state. Bigamy occurs when one man illegally marries more than one woman.
The Koran states that a man is allowed up to four wives, but only if he can support them and treat them all equally. Many Islamic societies continue to allow polygamy, but usually only the most affluent men can afford multiple wives.
In rare cases, men have carried on double lives, marrying two women and supporting two families, with neither wife knowing about the other.
The he cohabits with a prostitute or other immoral woman without marriage. Some people are saying that there was also an economic reason why this has happened:This paper seeks to have an in-depth look at the two issues; polygamy and monogamy by looking at what the proponents of each thinks about it as well as.
Monogamy was introduced into Christianity at the time of Paul when many revisions took place in Christianity. This was done in order for the church to conform to the Greco-Roman culture where men were monogamous but owned many slaves who were free.
I support monogamy but serial polygamy is by natural laws. We don't want the burden of having many women but biologically we are made to find more women, hence we bear the burden of having other. Today, most Americans think of monogamy as the "normal" form of marriage.
But as it turns out, strictly monogamous practices are in the minority. In fact, cultures that practice some form of polygamy outnumber monogamous cultures by the hundreds [ ref ].
The polygamy has existed in all over the African continent thanks to the fact that it represents an aspect of their culture and religion. These types of marriages have been more present in the whole history of Africa like no other continent in the world.
Monogamy was introduced into Christianity at the time of Paul when many revisions took place in Christianity. This was done in order for the church to conform to the Greco-Roman culture where men were monogamous but owned many slaves who were free for them to use: In other words, unrestricted polygamy.Download