Sexual Health
Laboratory

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

« Promoting the well-being and sexual health of individuals and couples ».

A Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioural Couple Therapy and Lidocaine in the Treatment of Provoked Vestibulodynia: A Randomized Clinical Trial


Description :

The Women's Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and Couple & Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University) are currently recruiting couples in which the woman has pain during sexual intercourse for a treatment study. The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to evaluate the efficacy of 12-weeks of couples therapy (couples cognitive-behavioural therapy) recently developed for women suffering from vulvodynia versus one of the most commonly prescribed front-line medical interventions, i.e., topical lidocaine. Women with pain during sexual intercourse will take part in a diagnostic gynecological examination, and couples will take part in a guided interview and will fill out questionnaires. This project was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the CHUM and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Université de Montréal and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Who can participate:

Couples in which the woman is aged between 18 and 45 and experiences pain during sexual intercourse may take part in this research project (other selection criteria may apply).

How to participate:

- In Montréal :
Contact Mylène Desrosiers, Research Coordinator
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Tel.: 514-343-6111 poste 47688
Fax.: (514) 343-2285

- In Halifax :
Contact Kathy Petite, Research Coordinator
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Tel.: 902-494-4223
Fax.: 902-494-6585

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