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A 22-year-old female asked:

it says in the quran it's really bad and unclean (harmful) to have sex on your period for both men and women. yes or no?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Social vs. medical: I cannot comment on the beliefs expressed in the Quran, but from a purely clinical point of view there is nothing at all unhealthy or risky for either women or men having sex during a menstrual period. Many faiths express that it is 'unclean' to have sex during menstruation, but that is a social convention not a medical truth.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2014

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