Women and diving

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Women who want to scuba dive should be physically fit and should not be overly dependent on a male diving buddy. In his discussion on diving and menstruation, the authors says that postmenopausal woman can dive safely, and those who are menstruating can dive within the limits of their comfort. He stresses that pregnant women and women who are trying to become pregnant should not dive. Women who use oral contraceptives should dive conservatively, because it is not known if birth control pills increase the risk of decompression sickness. The author also discusses thermal balance problems and when to resume diving after childbirth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-92
Number of pages9
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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