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    Sex and your menstrual cycle: Are they connected?

    Updated 27 February 2024 |
    Published 01 October 2018
    Fact Checked
    Dr. Sara Twogood
    Medically reviewed by Dr. Sara Twogood, Obstetrician and gynecologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, California, US
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    Does having sex affect your period? A Flo expert explains everything you need to know.

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