In a charming and bittersweet film from the late 70s, An Unmarried Woman , the teenage daughter returns unexpectedly to find that her parents have been Doing It in the middle of the afternoon. But in Iran these days, they have a different question after sex : will the earth move? The acting leader of Friday prayers in Tehran, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi has told his congregation that:. What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble? There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes. Now, the risk of earthquakes in Tehran is real, and obviously preoccupying the country's ruling theocrats.
Decline in sex ratio at birth after Kobe earthquake
Should You Keep Having Sex During a Earthquake, and Other Pressing Questions
Background: The effect of natural disasters on secondary sex ratio SSR and perinatal outcomes has been suggested. This study aimed to examine effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake on perinatal outcomes using vital statistics of Japan. Methods: Birth registration data from vital statistics of Japan between March and March were used. Pregnant women who experienced the earthquake were categorized according to their gestational period as of March 11, , as follows: gestational weeks , , , and group. Similarly, pregnant women who did not experience the earthquake were categorized according to their gestational period as of March 11, and used as controls group.
A Decrease in Sex Ratio at Birth Nine Months after the Earthquake in L'Aquila
We investigated the possible association between the Kobe earthquake January and the sex ratio among live-born infants after the catastrophe. A significant decline in the sex ratio 0. Thus, the acute stress resulting from a great natural catastrophe can be a cause of a low sex ratio at birth 9 months later.
What I think the FEMA official meant is that a lot of our infrastructure in Western WA—utilities, roads, some bridges, brick buildings—will be wrecked, and access to the coast will be cut off. But, sadly, I probably know more about earthquakes. You want a bonus sex question?