Sexual Health
Laboratory

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

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

Our Current Projects

The Role of Intimacy in Couple’s Sexual Well-Being: A Daily Diary Study


Description :

The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and the Couple & Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University) are currently recruiting same-sex couples to participate in a new research project.

The purpose of this research project is to better understand how a couple’s daily intimacy and sexuality affects their wellbeing.

The study will be performed entirely online: Both partners will fill out three questionnaires within a 12-month period, and complete short daily diaries on the Internet for a period of five weeks (35 days). In compensation, couples will receive up to 160$ in Amazon gift certificates, depending on the completion of the questionnaires and diaries. This project is approved by the ethics committee for research in arts and science of the University of Montreal, and is funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

 

Who can participate:

Couples who have already been part of this project. We are not recruiting new participants.

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


Description :

The purpose of this ongoing 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 who have already been part of this project. We are not recruiting new participants.

Dyadic determinants of pain and related psychosexual impairment in women with vulvodynia and their partners.


Description :

This ongoing longitudinal project looks at the impact of couples factors on pain and psychosexual function in women and their partners, which will help healthcare professionals to develop more efficient treatments for these couples. Participation in this research project involves first completing questionnaires and then completing the same questionnaires again two years later. We are currently recontacting participating couples to complete the questionnaires at Time 3, i.e., seven years after the beginning of the study. This project has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the CHUM and the Faculty of Arts and Science at the Université de Montréal and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Who can participate:

Couples who have already been part of this project. We are not recruiting new participants.


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