Female Sexuality and Pregnancy

  • Rachel Edgarde Pape
  • Judith E. Vida
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


In one sense, pregnancy can be thought of as an end for which all previous maturational development was necessary preparation, the culmination of successful sexual development, the outcome of biological sexuality—the last, as the poet Browning said, for which the first was made. But once pregnancy occurs, after the union of sperm and ovum, what happens to female sexuality?


Pregnant Woman Sexual Activity Cesarean Delivery Sexual Arousal Sexual Attitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel Edgarde Pape
    • 1
  • Judith E. Vida
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California at Los Angeles School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatrist in private practicePasadenaUSA

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