A Comparison of Couple Therapy and Medical Treatment for Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD) Study

The main goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy for couples in which the woman suffers from provoked vestibulodynia by comparing it to a standard medical treatment (lidocaine: local anesthetic applied daily). Click here to read an infographic summarizing the main results regarding the efficacy of these treatments!
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Transition to Parenthood Study

We recruited couple who were expecting their first child to participate in online surveys from pregnancy to 12-months postpartum to explore the changes in well-being in the transition to parenthood and the factors that can help new parents maintain positive well-being throughout the transition. 

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Daily Goals in Couples with Vulvodynia Study

In this study, couples completed longitudinal and daily diary surveys to help us better understand the links that exist between genital pain, sexuality and other interpersonal and psychological factors, for women with PVD and their intimate partners. Answers to these questions may help us to develop more effective treatments for couples experiencing this frustrating and disruptive problem.

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Sexual Intimacy and Wellbeing Study

In this study, we recruited couples to participate in both longitudinal and daily online surveys about romantic and sexual relationships.

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The Partner Addition to the Childbirth Study

We recruited the partners of members of the Childbirth Study (Genito-Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum Study) at 3-months postpartum to participate in a couples’-focused substudy.

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Genito-Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum (The Childbirth Study)

In this study we recruited over 900 women when they were at 20-weeks gestation with their first child. Our goals were to assess the prevalence of genito-pelvic pain and pain during sex both during pregnancy and in postpartum, as well to determine the biological, social, and psychological factors that can contribute to this pain. 

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Couples Coping with Low Sexual Interest/Arousal Study

In this study we recruited couples in which a woman experiences distressing low sexual interest or arousal. Our goals are to understand possible protective factors – meaning aspects of the relationship that might promote or interfere with sexual desire, as well as sexual and relationship satisfaction – that might help couples dealing with low sexual desire and arousal. The results of this study could then be used to develop psychological treatments.

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CODEs: Couples Sexuality and Relationship Study

The CODEs Study was an online couple’s study, and our participants’ data acted as control data for the Couples Desire Study (SIADS Study).

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