Menu Close

Determinants of Coitus after Childbirth

Citation

Udry, J. Richard & Deang, Lionel P. (1993). Determinants of Coitus after Childbirth. Journal of Biosocial Science, 25, 117-25.

Abstract

Using a sample of 3080 women from Cebu, Philippines, interviewed immediately after childbirth and every 2 months thereafter for 2 years, the determinants of return to coitus are analysed. Eighty per cent of the women returned to coitus before the return of menses, and 90% did so before stopping breast-feeding. In hazards models, variables associated with traditional life styles retarded return to coitus. Situational variables (husband resident, crowding, children aged 6 and under), especially husband residence, and biological variables (mother's age, return to menses, and lactation) were significant predictors of return to coitus. The implications of the analysis for the construction of models of birth interval dynamics are discussed.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0021932000020368

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Udry, J. Richard
Deang, Lionel P.

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

25

Pages

117-25

Reference ID

65