Recurrent or persistent genital pain associated with sexual intercourse in either a male or a female.
The disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.
The disturbance is not caused exclusively by Vaginismus or lack of lubrication, is not better accounted for by another Axis I disorder (except another Sexual Dysfunction), and is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition.
**NOTE: This disorder is now termed Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder (in females) in DSM-5
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Symptom criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Apr 2014
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