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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can sexual intercourse through the vagina cause a air embolism, i'm so scared to have sex with my partner in 26 weeks pregnant ?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Unlikely, is ossible: Air embolism is at greatest risk from oral sex where air is blown into the vagina, or from unusual positioning during intercourse, e.g. Anal sex. Pregnancy puts women at higher risk of air embolism, so you are justified in being concerned, proceed at your own risk

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Last updated Oct 29, 2020

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