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Can I have sex after embryo transfer?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 02/11/2021

Most specialists do not recommend sexual intercourse after an embryo transfer, since uterine contractions could affect embryo implantation.

However, there are some studies, although few, that indicate that sexual intercourse may be beneficial in stimulating immune tolerance. Therefore, the usual tendency of most fertility centers is to discourage sexual intercourse.

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 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).