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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is not having sex due to lack of partner, divorce or even not being sexually active at all bad for a woman's health?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not at all. Obviously, most people would like to share their emotional and physical feelings with someone special. However, the sexual partner that you know best for those purposes is yourself.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not harmful: It is not harmful to not have sex. Many people choose not to be sexually active for a variety of personal reasons. There is no health risk of that is what you choose.

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Last updated May 29, 2018

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