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Coitus, twin pregnancy, and preterm labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2916629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of coitus on precipitation of preterm labor was studied prospectively in 126 women with twin pregnancies. All of the women attended a special antenatal clinic in a tertiary referral center and were questioned about the frequency of coitus. Of the participants, 40% reported coitus early in the third trimester; the rate decreased to 24% by 36 weeks' gestation. There were no significant differences in the frequency of positive responses between those who went into labor before term when contrasted with those who were delivered of infants at term. The data indicate that coitus is not an important precipitant of preterm labor in this high-risk group and that coitus need not be discouraged in women with twin pregnancies.
J P Neilson; M Mutambira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-23     Completed Date:  1989-03-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Harare Central Hospital, Zimbabwe.
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MeSH Terms
Obstetric Labor, Premature / etiology*
Pregnancy, Multiple*

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