Title

Dyspareunia: More than bad sex

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1997

Publication Title

Pain

Volume

71

Issue

3

First page number:

211

Last page number:

212

Abstract

Dyspareunia is generally described, in both psychiatric nosologies and gynecological texts, as a recurrent acute pain experienced primarily during intercourse. A condition rare in men, dyspareunia affects an estimated 10–15% of sexually active women (Laumann et al., 1994). Despite the high estimated prevalence of this disorder, there has been little controlled research on it (Meana and Binik, 1994). The etiological theorizing has also been mostly dualistic, with gynecology focusing on cases associated with observable peripheral pathology and psychiatry/psychology focusing on cases where no such pathology was evident.

Keywords

Chronic pain in women; Dyspareunia; Pelvic pain; Psychosexual disorders; Sexual disorders

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Counseling Psychology | Health Psychology | Medicine and Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology

Language

English

Permissions

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Publisher Citation

Meana, M., Binik, Y. M., Khalife, S., Bergeron, S., Pagidas, K., & Berkley, K. J. (1997). Dyspareunia: more than bad sex. Pain, 71(3), 211.


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