Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

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

Interpersonal Goals in Women with Vulvodynia and their Partners: A Daily Experience Study


The Women's Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and the Couple & Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University) are currently recruiting couples in which the woman suffers from vulvovaginal pain. The purpose of this research project is to evaluate the impact of the interpersonal sexual goals between both partners regarding pain on women and the psychological and sexual adjustment of each member in the couple. Women with pain during sexual intercourse will take part in a diagnostic gynecological examination and couples will take part in guided interviews and will fill out questionnaires. Eligible couples who agree to participate shall complete daily journals on the Internet for a period of two months. As compensation for travel and time, women will receive $20 for the gynecological examination, and each member of the couple will receive $10 for the initial interview involving completion of the questionnaires. Couples will also receive financial compensation for completing daily online journals at home. The amount offered will depend on the completion of the journals, up to a maximum of $96 per individual ($12/week/individual). This project is approved by the Research Ethics Committee of CHUM and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Université de Montréal and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Who can participate:

Couples including a woman between the ages of 18 and 45 who 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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