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A 23-year-old female asked:

what are the chances of getting hepatitis c from having sex? what happens if you want to have a baby with someone with hep c?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Hep C: there is a 15% chance of contracting hepatitis C from sexual contact. although most people are infected through intravenous drug use or blood transfusion
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
Gynecology 38 years experience
Low: Yes, but the risk of transmission from sexual contact is believed to be low. The risk increases for those who have multiple sex partners, have a sexually transmitted disease, engage in rough sex, or are infected with HIV. More research is needed to better understand how and when Hepatitis C can be spread through sexual contact.

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Last updated Jan 15, 2015

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