Is it true that sex and childbirth are necessary “for health”

Let’s figure out whether to believe these popular judgments.

Is sex good
Full and healthy sex is vital to overall health and well-being.

It requires a special connection between the sex organs, the hormone-producing glands, the brain, and the rest of the body. By releasing oxytocin, endorphins, and other feel-good chemicals into the brain called neurotransmitters, sex (especially orgasm) can improve mood, sleep, relax, and even reduce pain. Sexual arousal increases the heart rate, and the number of beats per minute reaches its peak during orgasm.

What are the benefits of sex for women:

blood pressure decreases;

the activity of the immune system improves;

reduces the risk of heart disease;

increased self-esteem;

depression and anxiety are reduced;

increased libido;

relieves pain;

sleep improves;

stress (both physiological and emotional) is reduced;

the muscles of the pelvic floor are strengthened.

Like Kegel exercises, the rhythmic contractions of orgasm act as a workout for the pelvic floor muscles in women.

This may help reduce the risk of developing pelvic organ dysfunction (from pelvic organ prolapse to urinary and fecal incontinence in women over 45).

Does lack of sex lead to disease?
No, from a medical point of view, the lack of sex in a woman does not lead to the development of any gynecological diseases. But, if a woman is forcedly limited in sexual relations, this can disrupt her psychological and emotional health.

Is childbirth necessary for health?
The absence of pregnancy and childbirth for women increases the risk of cancer of the uterus, ovaries and mammary glands. Recently, due to the fact that a modern woman postpones the birth of a child to a later reproductive period, we have seen an increase in estrogen-dependent diseases, such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis.

Pregnancy and childbirth reduce the risk of developing these gynecological diseases, as well as the risk of oncological diseases of the reproductive system.

But it must be remembered that pregnancy (and especially the first pregnancy and first birth) is a huge stress for a woman’s body.

For example, the risk of thromboembolic complications, carbohydrate metabolism disorders and exacerbation of somatic diseases increases. Therefore, careful preparation and planning of pregnancy is important.