coitarche

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin coitus (sexual intercourse) + Ancient Greek ἀρχή (arkhḗ, beginning).

Noun[edit]

coitarche (uncountable)

  1. first sexual intercourse
    • 2008, T.F. Kruger, M.H. Botha, Clinical Gynaecology[1], Gynecology, Juta and Company Ltd., ISBN 9780702173059, page 15:
      When taking note of the patient's sexual history, the age of first intercourse (coitarche) and the number of sexual partners must be established.

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