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Sexual function and childbirth.
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PMID:  17011395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This manuscript reviews the potential impact of cesarean delivery on maternal sexual function. FINDING: The majority of new mothers resume intercourse within the first 3 months after delivery. However, during the first year after delivery, the majority of women experience at least one problem related to sexual function. The question with respect to maternal-choice cesarean is whether this obstetrical intervention affects maternal sexual function. We review the available evidence regarding sexual function after cesarean delivery and present several plausible mechanisms by which route of delivery could impact long-term postpartum sexual function. CONCLUSION: Further research is needed to investigate whether maternal-choice cesarean delivery affects female sexual function.
Victoria L Handa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-02     Completed Date:  2007-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Patient Participation*
Postpartum Period / physiology*
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / etiology*
Sexuality / physiology
Surgical Procedures, Elective / adverse effects

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