PMID- 12049024
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20021127
LR  - 20181130
IS  - 0004-0002 (Print)
IS  - 0004-0002 (Linking)
VI  - 31
IP  - 3
DP  - 2002 Jun
TI  - Does semen have antidepressant properties?
PG  - 289-93
AB  - In a sample of sexually active college females, condom use, as an indirect
      measure of the presence of semen in the reproductive tract, was related to scores
      on the Beck Depression Inventory. Not only were females who were having sex
      without condoms less depressed, but depressive symptoms and suicide attempts
      among females who used condoms were proportional to the consistency of condom
      use. For females who did not use condoms, depression scores went up as the amount
      of time since their last sexual encounter increased. These data are consistent
      with the possibility that semen may antagonize depressive symptoms and evidence
      which shows that the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen that can be
      detected in the bloodstream within a few hours of administration.
FAU - Gallup, Gordon G Jr
AU  - Gallup GG Jr
AD  - Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New
      York, USA. gallup@csc.albany.edu
FAU - Burch, Rebecca L
AU  - Burch RL
FAU - Platek, Steven M
AU  - Platek SM
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PL  - United States
TA  - Arch Sex Behav
JT  - Archives of sexual behavior
JID - 1273516
SB  - IM
MH  - Condoms/statistics & numerical data
MH  - Depression/diagnosis/epidemiology/*psychology
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Male
MH  - Prevalence
MH  - Semen/*physiology
MH  - Severity of Illness Index
MH  - Suicide, Attempted/statistics & numerical data
MH  - Surveys and Questionnaires
EDAT- 2002/06/07 10:00
MHDA- 2002/11/28 04:00
CRDT- 2002/06/07 10:00
PHST- 2002/06/07 10:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2002/11/28 04:00 [medline]
PHST- 2002/06/07 10:00 [entrez]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Arch Sex Behav. 2002 Jun;31(3):289-93.