Postnatal sexual health

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1584c (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1584
  1. Geraldine Barret, Research officer,
  2. Christina Victor, Senior lecturer
  1. Department of Public Health, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Health Commissioning Agency, London W2 6LX
  2. Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE.

    EDITOR,—The author of the personal view who believed that she could not be the only woman to have felt “physically and mentally broken by the experience of childbirth and its aftermath”1 strongly echoed findings from our survey of sex after childbirth undertaken for the National Childbirth Trust earlier this year (G Barrett and C Victor, British Sociological Association's medical sociology conference, York, 1994). Altogether 1010 women replied to a questionnaire placed in the winter edition of the trust's magazine (circulation roughly 10000). They gave details of …

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