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 (koi′təs, kō′ĭ-təs, kō-ē′-)
Sexual union between a male and a female involving insertion of the penis into the vagina.

[Latin, from past participle of coīre, to copulate : co-, co- + īre, to go, come; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

coit′al adj.
coit′al·ly adv.


in the manner of coitus
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Health care professionals may be more likely to offer LARC to adolescents who report not using condoms or using them infrequently, as LARC methods are particularly well suited for adolescents who have difficulty adhering to coitally dependent methods," Ms.
Some preferred the coitally dependent gel as a less burdensome regimen, although they felt that it would be unpleasant to insert and might smell, while injections if given in depot form were viewed as painful.
However, a separate question was whether the right to marry was predicated on the ability or, perhaps, the willingness to reproduce coitally or even to have children in the household at all.
Injectable contraception has the advantage of providing long lasting protection (2-3 months) that is not coitally dependant.
Wishnoff (1978) for example, found that sexually anxious, coitally inexperienced women exposed to SEM reported a greater willingness to try a larger number of sexual behaviours than similar women who were exposed to nonsexual control stimuli.
Sample Simple Pessary Selection Guide Based on a Woman's Planned Coital Activity and Introital Integrity Introital Integrity Introital Laxity Present Present Sexual Activity Ring * Cube Planned Oval Lever Pessary * Inflatable Donut Acoital Donut Gellhom Cube Note: If stress incontinence increases or continues with pessary use, an incontinence pessary can be used, * but coitally active women will need to be able to do self-care.
Additionally, coitally activated areas in the brainstem induced an increase in tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA expression, which remained for 60 minutes postcoitus, further supporting a role of catecholamines in sexual activity (Caba et al.
The moral right of the coitally infertile to reproduce is based on the same desire for offspring that the coitally fertile have.
Safety and acceptibiity of daily and coitally dependent use of 1% tenofovir over six months of use [Abstract BO12-655].