Sexual behavior and recurrent spontaneous abortion

  title={Sexual behavior and recurrent spontaneous abortion},
  author={Rosiane Mattar and R.V. Pereira Soares and Silvia Daher},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
Disturbances of maternal immunologic tolerance to the fetus may lead to obstetric alterations such as recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) and preeclampsia. Sexual practices as multiple partners and use of condoms seem to affect the incidence of preeclampsia. On this basis the aim of this study was to investigate whether sexual behavior influences the occurrence of RSA. In this case-control study the patient group comprised 116 women with a history of at least 2 spontaneous abortions and the… Expand
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