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Sexuality and pregnancy: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20468917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Since Old Testament times, couples have been told to abstain from a sexual relationship for various fixed periods of time during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Today's physicians usually carry on this practise based on their undergraduate teaching and experience. Much of today's advice is not supported by scientific fact. This article considers the importance of sexuality to the pregnant couple. The available facts are summarized, as are the arguments against sexuality in pregnancy and absolute contraindications to sexuality in pregnancy. Guidelines for sexual counselling in pregnancy are suggested.
J A Lamont
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1973 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  2010-09-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-60     Citation Subset:  -    
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