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Dyspareunia Symptoms

Dyspareunia symptoms include 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 pelvic pain or lack of lubrication and is not better accounted for by another psychiatric problem (e.g., an anxiety disorder), by the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication), or by a medical condition.

 

**NOTE: This disorder is now termed genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (in females) in DSM-5

 

Dyspareunia Symptoms


Steve Bressert, Ph.D.

Steve Bressert, Ph.D. is an author and retired as a professional in clinical practice. He has been writing about psychology and mental health issues since 1998.

APA Reference
Bressert, S. (2018). Dyspareunia Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dyspareunia-symptoms/
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