Dr Mei is Resident Physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Sexual health and function in pregnancy
Physiologic changes during pregnancy affect the body’s hormonal milieu as well as a woman’s sexual desires, responses, and practices. In this review, we discuss knowledge gaps, the physiology of the female sexual response during pregnancy, types of sexual activity during pregnancy, and existing literature on anatomic and physiologic changes by trimester and postpartum.
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