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Sexual Abstinence

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  • CONCLUSION: Sexual abstinence is the preventive strategy of choice for a majority of HIV-infected patients aware of their serostatus and consulting for care in Côte d'Ivoire [1].
  • No correlation was found between EGF concentration and age of donor, sperm count, sperm motility, or period of sexual abstinence before sample collection [2].
  • Sexual abstinence was found to be associated with feelings of hopelessness (t = 2.8, p < .01), diagnosis of AIDS (chi 2 = 11.3, p < .01), and lower CD4 count (t = -2.6, p = .01) [3].
  • OBJECTIVE: To compare the variability of sperm acrosin and hypoosmotic swelling to the more standard semen variables in relationship to controlled periods of sexual abstinence using a defined group of men [4].
  • In contrast, no EPF activity was found in sera obtained from women in whom fertilization was prevented, either by sexual abstinence or tubal ligation [5].

Biological context of Sexual Abstinence


Associations of Sexual Abstinence with chemical compounds


Gene context of Sexual Abstinence

  • Results demonstrated significant difference in the decisional balance variable among virgin adolescents in the precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, and action stages of sexual abstinence using ANOVA testing [8].


  1. Access to antiretroviral treatment and sexual behaviours of HIV-infected patients aware of their serostatus in Côte d'Ivoire. Moatti, J.P., Prudhomme, J., Traore, D.C., Juillet-Amari, A., Akribi, H.A., Msellati, P. AIDS (2003) [Pubmed]
  2. Identification of epidermal growth factor-like activity in human male reproductive tissues and fluids. Elson, S.D., Browne, C.A., Thorburn, G.D. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (1984) [Pubmed]
  3. Sexual activity among HIV-seropositive gay men seeking treatment for depression. Wagner, G.J., Rabkin, J.G., Rabkin, R. The Journal of clinical psychiatry. (1993) [Pubmed]
  4. Effect of abstinence on sperm acrosin, hypoosmotic swelling, and other semen variables. Blackwell, J.M., Zaneveld, L.J. Fertil. Steril. (1992) [Pubmed]
  5. Early pregnancy factor as a monitor for fertilization in women wearing intrauterine devices. Smart, Y.C., Fraser, I.S., Clancy, R.L., Roberts, T.K., Cripps, A.W. Fertil. Steril. (1982) [Pubmed]
  6. Decreasing postpartum sexual abstinence time. Richardson, A.C., Lyon, J.B., Graham, E.E., Williams, N.L. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. (1976) [Pubmed]
  7. Semen analysis in fertile patients undergoing vasectomy: reference values and variations according to age, length of sexual abstinence, seasonality, smoking habits and caffeine intake. Sobreiro, B.P., Lucon, A.M., Pasqualotto, F.F., Hallak, J., Athayde, K.S., Arap, S. São Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina. (2005) [Pubmed]
  8. The application of the Transtheoretical Model of Change to adolescent sexual decision-making. Hulton, L.J. Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing. (2001) [Pubmed]
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