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Is it possible to have a delayed menstrual period without having sexual intercourse?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/19/2022

Yes, although menstrual delay is often associated with pregnancy, the truth is that there are other causes, perhaps less well known, that can produce a menstrual delay that is not pregnancy.

Among these causes are polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature ovarian failure, stress, a restrictive diet, weight changes, some medications and, of course, perimenopause. In these cases, a menstrual delay may occur even without sexual intercourse and, therefore, without pregnancy.

Read the full article on: What may be the reason for a menstrual delay? ( 61).
 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.