Sexual behavior in pregnancy among Hong Kong Chinese women
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AbstractSexual behavior during pregnancy was examined in a retrospective study of 150 Hong Kong Chinese women interviewed in the immediate postpartum period. Sexual activity was found to decline abruptly during the first trimester of pregnancy, and continued to decrease in frequency as the pregnancy advanced. The frequency of intercourse was lower both before and during pregnancy than has been reported in similar studies among Western populations. There was no consistent relationship between age, parity, level of education, or employment status and sexual behavior either before or during pregnancy. These results suggest that a relatively conservative altitude toward sexual activity persists within this population.
All Author(s) ListHaines CJ, Shan YO, Kuen CL, Leung DHY, Chung TKH, Chin R
Journal nameJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Year1996
Month3
Day1
Volume Number40
Issue Number3
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Pages299 - 304
ISSN0022-3999
eISSN1879-1360
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese; pregnancy; sexuality
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychiatry; PSYCHIATRY, SCI; PSYCHIATRY, SSCI

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