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Table 4 Obstetrical factors associated with early resumption of sexual intercourse

From: Factors associated with early resumption of sexual intercourse among postnatal women in Uganda

Variable Timing of resumption P value
Before 6 weeks (%) After 6 weeks (%)  
Mode of delivery Vaginal no tearing 53 (86.9) 152 (68.8) 0.009
Vaginal with (episiotomy/tear ) 8 (13.1) 50 (22.6)
Caesarean section 0 (0.0) 19 (8.6)
Time from childbirth Less than 6 weeks   39 (17.4) 0.000
6–11 weeks 45 (73.8) 182 (82.4)
12–24 weeks 16 (26.2)
Using family planning No 16 (26.2) 183 (85.5) 0.000
Yes 45 (73.8) 31 (14.5)
Breast feeding the baby No 8 (13.1) 0 ( 0.0) 0.000
Yes 53 (86.9) 221 (100.0)
Breastfeeding the baby exclusively No 11 (18) 36 (15.8) 0.681
Yes 50 (82) 186 (84.2)