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torkestani F, hadavand S, davati A, zafarghandi N, savarsofla M. Effect of Coitus during the Second Half of Pregnancy on Pregnancy Outcome. DMed. 2009; 16 (1) :5-12
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-64-en.html
, ftorkestani@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (11088 Views)

  Background & Objective : Sexual activity during pregnancy and outcome of delivery is main problem of social and medical society and there is a different consequence in several studies. This study was performed to determine effect of coitus on outcome of pregnancy.

 Materials and Methods: This study has been done cross sectional method in the year of 2007 on 278 pregnant women whom hospitalize for delivery in Shahed University hospital and Desyani hospital in Gorgan. The group was chosen from those who had the criteria and no had medical contra indication for coitus during pregnancy.

 Results: In this study correlation between gestational age position of coitus premature rupture of membrane (PROM) preterm labor, duration of induction duration of labor and type of delivery and infantal outcome and sexual activity during pregnancy has been defined separately. No correlation between gestational age, preterm labor, duration of induction duration of labor and type of delivery and infantal outcome and sexual activity. There was correlation between sexual activity during 1-7 days before labor and PROM (p=0.04) and there was correlation between supine position and preterm labor (p=0.04) and gestational age (p=0.01). No correlation between PROM, preterm labor during of induction and during of labor with sexual activity (penile - vaginal and stimulation) during of pregnancy.

Conclusion: In this study, we did not found significant correlation between sexual activity and outcome of delivery. Coitus during 1-7 days before delivery may increase incidence of PROM and supine position may increase incidence of preterm labor

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