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Trying to Get Pregnant? Consider Sexual Frequency

Trying to Get Pregnant? Consider Sexual FrequencyHow often do couples have intercourse when they’re trying to conceive a baby? A recent Journal of Sexual Medicine finds that the answer varies.

Researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health interviewed 469 couples who were trying to get pregnant but were not coping with infertility. The couples answered questions about their age, ethnicity, lifestyles, and medical histories. They also provided information about how much they smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, and exercised.

Next, the couples were asked to keep daily diaries to keep track of how often they had sex. They were followed for up to a year.

The scientists determined that the couples had intercourse anywhere from 0 to 60 times a month, with a median of 6 times. (The term median refers to the middle value in a list of numbers).

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