Female Sexuality and Pregnancy
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?
KeywordsPregnant Woman Sexual Activity Cesarean Delivery Sexual Arousal Sexual Attitude
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