Sexual Intercourse

Sexually intercourse is also known as coitus or copulation. It usually refers to the insertion of the erect penis into the vagina for the purpose of sexual pleasure and reproduction. It may also refer to oral or anal sex, not involving a vagina in that case.

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How effective is Plan B if taken less than an hour after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, How effective is Plan B one step if taken less than an hour after sex? The condom broke and we also used vaginal contraceptive film with the condom.  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Emergency contraceptives either work by preventing or delaying ovulation or implantation of a fertilized egg. So, it depends on how early is it taken after unprotected intercourse, or what period of the cycle is it taken. Vomiting, diarrhea, some medicines do affect the...  Read Full »

Why have I not got my periods since a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old female, 137 lbs, and on no medications. I have had irregular periods since I was 13. The longest I have gone without a period was three months. I have had multiple negative pregnancy tests. I have not had my period since last month and I am not pregnant. I am worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following questions: 1. Putting on weight, and unable to lose that? 2. Acne? 3. Facial hair increased? 4. Hair loss? 5. Thick hairs on chest, back, thighs, arms, belly? 6. Any known hormonal issues? 7. Any long-term medication taken? 8. Sedenta...  Read Full »

Took contraceptive pill one hour before sex. Will this prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my fiancee had intercourse a month back with a condom and also she had an emergency contraceptive pill. I bought it from a medical. They asked her to take it before one hour of intercourse. She had a regular period. Her last period was on 7th of last month but it is 11th of next...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stress plays important role in periods. She might be freaking out with the fear of getting pregnant, with exams on the head causing a delay in her periods. Please consider doing a pregnancy test, most likely, it will be negative, and that will help her relax. Periods wi...  Read Full »

Can I have protective sex with yeast infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a yeast infection. Can I still have sex if my partner uses a condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yeast is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is present everywhere, just that it shows its presence when the good bacteria cannot keep its growth in check. It is fine to have intercourse with your partner. My suggestion would be using a condom during every coitus, as...  Read Full »

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