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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

Depressed and distressed? Changes in new parents’ depressive symptoms and sexual concerns over time

By David B. Allsop; This blog is a summary of our published article: Dawson, S. J., Strickland, N. J., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Longitudinal associations between depressive symptoms and sexual concerns among first-time parent couples during the transition to parenthood. The Journal of Sex Research. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2020.1836114

Don’t hesitate, just regulate: Emotion regulation and women’s sexual well-being

By Justin Dube; This blog is a summary of our published article: Dubé, J. P., Dawson, S. J., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Emotion Regulation and Sexual Well-being Among Women: Current Status and Future Directions. Current Sexual Health Reports, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-020-00261-9

What is technology-facilitated sexual violence?

Image from Freepik.comBy Vasileia KarasavvaWith the surge in online access, technology has seemingly completely infiltrated our lives and has fundamentally changed the ways we interact with each other. Part of this change is for the better: along with the internet, we...

Mapping a course: Predicting outcomes of two treatments for women who have pain during sex

By Katrina Bouchard; This post is a summary of a recently published article from the Couples and Sexual Health Lab with our close collaborators at Université de Montréal:

Rosen, N. O., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Corsini-Munt, S., Steben, M., Delisle, I., Baxter, M.-L., & Bergeron, S. (2021). Predictors and moderators of provoked vestibulodynia treatment outcome following a randomized trial comparing cognitive-behavioral couple therapy to overnight lidocaine. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2021.05.002

Let’s talk about stress, baby: Joint problem-solving and sexual distress across the transition to parenthood

By Grace Schwenck; This blog is a summary of our published article: Tutelman, P. R., Dawson, S. J., Schwenck, G. C., & Rosen, N. O. (2021). A Longitudinal Examination of Common Dyadic Coping and Sexual Distress in New Parent Couples during the Transition to Parenthood. Family Process. https://doi: 10.1111/famp.12661

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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.

In the postpartum period, new parents report heightened sexual distress or negative feelings towards their sexuality.
The goal of this study was to learn more about how new parents cope with sexual changes.
Learn more in our blog post by Grace Schwenck! https://buff.ly/3QPkoCH

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