Why can intimacy be so difficult after perinatal loss?

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    Claudia Ravaldi
    Correspondence address: CiaoLapo charity for perinatal loss support, via degli abatoni 11/11, 59100, Prato, Italy.
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    Perinatal Research Laboratory, PeaRL, CiaoLapo Foundation for Perinatal Health, Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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Published:November 14, 2022DOI:
      Sexuality after perinatal loss is a topic that is rarely talked about: just like death, sex is still taboo in many countries, particularly in the case of adverse perinatal events. A couple’s intimacy during bereavement is a greatly neglected subject and is generally not addressed during training courses or conferences for healthcare professionals.


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