Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Sexual intercourse for cervical ripening and induction of labour. Human semen is the biological source that is presumed to contain the highest prostaglandin concentration. The role of sexual intercourse in the initiation of labour is uncertain. The action of sexual intercourse in stimulating labour is unclear, it may in part be due to the physical stimulation of the lower uterine segment, or endogenous release of oxytocin as a result of orgasm or from the direct action of prostaglandins in semen.
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Sexual intercourse for cervical ripening and induction of labour The role of sexual intercourse as a method for induction of labour is uncertain. Human sperm contains a high amount of prostaglandin , a hormone -like substance which ripens the cervix and helps labour to start. Sometimes it is necessary to help start labour and it has been suggested that sexual intercourse may be an effective means. However, there is not enough evidence to show whether sexual intercourse is effective or to show how it compares with other methods. More research is needed. Authors' conclusions: The role of sexual intercourse as a method of induction of labour is uncertain.
Sexual intercourse for cervical ripening and induction of labour.
Print By Kerry Grens, Reuters NEW YORK - Despite a widespread belief that sex during the later stages of pregnancy can jumpstart labor, a new study from Malaysia found no differences in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who abstained. Tan Peng Chiong, an obstetrics and gynecology professor at the University of Malaya, and one of the authors of the study. For one, semen contains a hormonelike substance called prostaglandin, which is used in synthetic form to induce labor.
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