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Dyspareunia Symptoms

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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

 

 

 

APA Reference
Psych Central. (2014). Dyspareunia Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 17, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/disorders/dyspareunia-symptoms/

Symptom criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
        or
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Apr 2014
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