Welcome to the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory.

A leading research facility for Couples and

Sexual Health in Nova Scotia.

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Nova Scotia’s Leader in Couples Sexual Health Research

Feeling down, but not to get down: Is Postpartum Depression linked with New Parents’ Sexual Function and Distress?

By Priyam Joshi

This blog is a summary of our published article: Dawson, S. J., Leonhardt, N. D., Impett, E. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2021). Associations Between Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Couples’ Sexual Function and Sexual Distress Trajectories Across the Transition to Parenthood. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

“I think she can manage the pain?”: The role of partner perceptions in women’s postpartum pain during sex

By Meghan Rossi This blog is a summary of our published article: Rossi, M. A., Maxwell, J. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Biased partner perceptions of women’s pain self-efficacy for postpartum pain during intercourse: A longitudinal dyadic examination. The Journal of...

Why do men report more sexual partners than women?

 By Justin Dubé   Given that sex tends to be a private activity, we often rely on the “honour system” when conducting sex research: we ask people to self-report aspects of their sexual lives and trust them to be honest. This is one reason why sex researchers...

Getting the spark back: The benefits of self-expansion for couples coping with low desire

By Stephanie Raposo, PhD This blog is a summary of our published article: Raposo, S., Rosen, N. O., & Muise, A. (2020). Self-expansion is associated with greater relationship and sexual well-being for couples coping with low sexual desire. Journal of Social and...

Myth Busting: Sex After Baby

By: Erin T. Fitzpatrick There are many commonly held beliefs about what sex will (or won't) look like after the transition to parenthood. In this blog post, we will debunk of a few of these myths!MYTH: Everyone will be ready to have sex 6-weeks after giving birth....

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We are always recruiting participants for our studies. If you or your partner are interested in a being a part of our research do not hesitate to contact us to find out what studies we have available.

You can also email us at rosenlab@dal.ca or call us at 902-494-4223

Dr Rosen's Private Practice

Dr. Rosen is currently offering a limited number of appointments on Thursday mornings for sex and couples therapy.

Our post-doctoral fellow @JackieHuberman was recently featured for the #WomenInSTEM series by @r2rnow🎊!

Learn more about her research interests, academic journey, and current work, following the link below: https://tinyurl.com/jmzzkfb8

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