Title

Sexual Behavior in Pregnancy among Hong Kong Chinese Women

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

Sexual 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 attitude toward sexual activity persists within this population.

Discipline

Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Journal of Psychosomic Research

Volume

40

Issue

3

First Page

299

Last Page

304

ISSN

0022-3999

Identifier

10.1016/0022-3999(95)00644-3

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-3999(95)00644-3

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