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Doctors Urged to Discuss Safe Sex After Heart Attacks

The Associated Press reports on a consensus statement released by the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology urging doctors to speak with their patients about sex after suffering a heart attack. The statement was made as a reaction to observational studies that found that both patients and doctors were often embarrassed to talk about sex. The authors urge doctors to discuss safe positions for intercourse and the proper circumstances and environments for the act. It is the first billed scientific statement regarding returning to sex after a heart attack.

Read the article published by The Associated Press.