Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.


Sexual health and function in pregnancy

August 01, 2017

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.