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Painful intercourse 

Painful intercourse
Painful intercourse

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

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date: 24 June 2021

Painful intercourse or dyspareunia is common; the prevalence amongst sexually active women is as high as 46%. The aetiology is multifactorial, with the pain frequently relating to a physical disorder at the site of tenderness. Some cases of dyspareunia may have a psychological element. This chapter covers history taking, examination/investigations, classification, causes, and management.

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