Lack of alteration of serum gonadotropins in men and women following sexual intercourse

Peter A. Lee, Robert B. Jaffe, A. Rees Midgley

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Abstract

Serum levels of LH and FSH were determined before and at 10 intervals from 10 minutes to 8 1 2M hours after coitus in 8 men and 5 women. The women were studied between day 8 and 12 of their menstrual cycles. Gonadotropin concentrations did not differ from control means at any interval after sexual intercourse and are therefore, under these circumstances, independent of sexual activity. Testosterone concentrations in men were also unaffected by coitus. In addition, concentrations of LH, FSH, and testosterone during a 2 month interval of sexual abstinence were not different than during periods of intercourse 2 or 3 times a week.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)985-987
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume120
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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