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Pertaining to coitus.
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Referring to coitus, see there.
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Pertaining to coitus.
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Sexual intercourse between a man and a woman by insertion of the penis into the vagina. Synonym: coition; copulation; sexual intercoursecoital (-tal), adjective

coitus interruptus

Coitus with withdrawal of the penis from the vagina before seminal emission occurs. This is not an effective method of contraception.

coitus reservatus

Coitus with intentional suppression of ejaculation.

coitus Saxonius

Coitus with manual pressure placed either on the urethra at the underside of the penis or in the perineum to block the emission of semen at ejaculation; also called the squeeze technique. It is used to prevent premature ejaculation.
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[I]f one has a right to procreate coitally, then one has the right to reproduce non-coitally.
At most a right to procreate coitally for married couples might be recognized because of the long tradition associating marriage and coital reproduction.
Stern and Leiblum (1984) found that bottle-feeders were significantly more coitally active than breastfeeding women by 5 to 8 weeks postpartum.
The relationship between reproductive and contraceptive knowledge (RCK) and contraceptive behavior has been studied extensively in an effort to address coitally active teenagers' ineffective patterns of contraceptive use.
Since courts have recognized persons' rights to reproduce coitally, and not to reproduce coitally, their right to pursue those ends by noncoital means, if necessary, must also be protected.
Robertson argues that one could and should infer from the fight of couples to avoid procreation a correlative right to procreate, and from the unregulated freedom of married couples to add to their families coitally a freedom to do so noncoitally.
We note that a clear majority of sexually experienced women in each age group (76% to 85%) was also currently coitally active based on their reports of having had sexual intercourse during the preceding six months.
Table 2 Age of First Sexual Intercourse Among Coitally Experienced Unmarried Canadian Women Aged 15-17, 18-24, and 25-29 15-17 18-24 25-29 (N=23) (N=190) (N=113) 13 or younger 13% 13% 7% 14 16% 14% 8% 15 12% 17% 8% 16 39% 21% 11% 17 19% 15% 22% 18 -- 8% 14% 19/older -- 8% 26% Note: Percent reporting ages of first intercourse does not add to precisely 100% due to a small number of subjects who did not respond to this item.
Eleven percent of respondents had never had intercourse: of those who had, 88% were coitally active during the previous six months.
Contraceptive neglect was often present among younger unmarried women, with only 60% of coitally active 15- to 17-year-olds and only 68% of 18- to 24-year-olds reporting that they always used a method of contraception during the preceding six months.