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Women Fear Sex Post-Heart Attack

Concerned about a recurrence.

According to research, women tread lightly after having a heart attack, and many are afraid to, well, do the deed. Sixty percent of women are less sexually active after a heart attack, the American Journal of Cardiology says. Many of the women who become abstinent fear having sex may trigger another heart attack. In a study of women who ranged from age 43 to 75, they understood a sex life was part of a normal, happy partnership but were still afraid. Researchers suggest exercise in order to gear up for sex and asking doctors if it’s OK to have sexual activity.

Read it at Harvard Health Publication