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My friend told me that having sex can cause me to go into labor early. Is that true?
Answer:
Orgasm causes mild uterine contractions, so if you have a history of early labor your doctor may warn against intercourse and orgasm. Chemicals in semen may also stimulate contractions, so it may not be advisable for the woman's partner to ejaculate inside her. However, in a normal pregnancy, even one near delivery, this is usually not a problem.
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