- From dys- + Ancient Greek πάρευνος (pareunos, "lying beside, lying with"). (Wiktionary)
“And women who are not taking hormone replacement in the menopause often complain of what we call dyspareunia, which is pain with intercourse, because of dryness and lack of lubrication.”
“The origin of the word dyspareunia shows that this may be the case, for _dyspareunos_ in Greek means badly mated.”
“This can bring on different aspects of pain, such as dysmenorrhea - painful, sometimes disabling cramps during menses; pain may get worse over time (progressive pain), also lower back pains linked to the pelvis, chronic pelvic pain - typically accompanied by lower back pain or abdominal pain, dyspareunia - painful sex, dysuria - urinary urgency, frequency, and sometimes painful voiding.”
“It's categorised medically as a lack of arousal or desire to have sex; dyspareunia (pain or discomfort during intercourse), diminished blood flow to the vagina, and an inability to achieve orgasm.”
“On November 28, the FDA approved synthetic conjugated estrogens-A 0.625 mg/g vaginal cream SCE-A Vaginal Cream; Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc for the treatment of moderate to severe vaginal dryness and moderate to severe dyspareunia, which are both symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.”
“The approval was based on data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study (n = 275), showing that SCE-A vaginal cream was significantly more effective than placebo for reduction of symptoms of vaginal dryness (P = .0016) and dyspareunia (P = .0002) during a 12-week period.”
“Another sexual “dysfunction” is dyspareunia, or genital pain associated with sexual intercourse.”
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“Current best-practice approaches to dyspareunia emphasize a multifaceted etiology and treatment model that recognizes the complex interaction of physical as well as emotional components.”
“Dyspareunia: This refers to painful intercourse pain in the genitals or pelvis and is considered by many clinicians to be better conceptualized as a pain problem rather than a sexual problem, in part because women with dyspareunia typically also experience pain upon gynecological examination, insertion of a tampon, etc.”
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