Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume 109, Issue 12, page 1430, December 2002
How to Cite
Petridou, E., Salvanos, H., Skalkidou, A., Dessypris, N., Moustaki, M. and Trichopoulos, D. (2002), Author's Reply. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 109: 1430. doi: 10.1046/j.1471-0528.2002.1033b.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Dr Johnson and his colleagues believe that the association we have reported between sexual intercourse and preterm delivery reflects the declining frequency of intercourse with advancing pregnancy. Whether their explanation is more credible than ours cannot be settled at present. In our view, the frequency of intercourse in the women studied is rather high (almost 50%) and this argues in favour of our interpretation.