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Can unprotected sex during chemotherapy cause complications?

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Published At July 14, 2022
Reviewed AtJune 13, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My wife is 34 years old, and she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Last night we had sex without any protection. Currently, she is on chemotherapy. Is it ok to have sex during this treatment period (chemotherapy)? Are there any precautions that need to be taken while having sex so that she does not have any complications in the future?

Answered by Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. I suggest you take precautions to prevent pregnancy. In most cases of chemotherapy, ovaries are suppressed, and chances of pregnancy are less. I suggest you use a condom while having intercourse. I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rajesh Gulati
Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician

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