Journal Published Online: 01 October 1983
Volume 28, Issue 4

Air Embolism During Intercourse in Pregnancy



Air embolism may rarely cause sudden death during or shortly after pregnancy. Certain obstetric techniques, douching procedures, and blowing air into the vagina have been associated with this phenomenon. A case of venous air embolism in a pregnant woman occurring during sexual intercourse in a rear entry position is presented.

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Lifschultz, BD
Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Donoghue, ER
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
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Stock #: JFS11615J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS11615J