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

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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

It isn’t all talk: Couple therapy results in more improvements for women who have pain during sex relative to a common medical treatment

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:
Bergeron, S., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Corsini-Munt, S., Steben, M., Delisle, I., Mayrand, M.-H., & Rosen, N. O. (2021). Cognitive-behavioral couple therapy versus lidocaine for provoked vestibulodynia: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 89, 316-326. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000631

I hear you – but do you hear me? The Role of Depressive Symptoms and Attachment Styles in Partner Responsiveness

By Stephanie Grantham This blog is a summary of our published article: Bosisio, M., Pâquet, M., Bois, K., Rosen, N. O., & Bergeron, S. (2019). Are depressive symptoms and attachment styles associated with observed and perceived partner responsiveness in couples coping with genito-pelvic pain? The Journal of Sex Research. doi:10.1080/00224499.2019.1610691 Perceived partner responsiveness describes feeling validated, […]

Vulvodynia: Research Challenges and Treatment Recommendations

Co-authored by Lida Abdulrahman and Kat Merwin This blog is a summary of our published article: Corsini-Munt, S., Rancourt, K., Dubé, J., Rossi, M., & Rosen, N. O. (2017). Vulvodynia: A consideration of clinical and methodological research challenges and recommended solutions. The Journal of Pain Research, 10, 2425-2436. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S126259 What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is […]

Couple Sex Therapy versus Group Therapy for Women with Genito-pelvic Pain

Co-authored by Elyse Burchill and Kat Merwin This post is a summary of our published article: Bergeron, S., Merwin, K. E., Dubé, J., & Rosen, N. O. (2018). Couple sex therapy versus group therapy for women with genito-pelvic pain. Current Sexual Health Reports, 10, 79-87. doi:10.1007/s11930-018-0154-5 Pain during sex: While it is not uncommon for women to experience pain […]

Couples coping with PVD: Motivation to Meet a Partner’s Sexual Needs

By Sam Dawson This post is a summary of a recently published article from the CaSH Lab: Muise, A., Bergeron, S., Impett, E. A., Delisle, I., & Rosen, N. O. (2018). Communal motivation in couples coping with vulvodynia: Sexual distress mediates associations with pain, depression, and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 106, 34-40. Provoked vestibulodynia […]

What’s new and exciting in Canadian sexuality science?

by Samantha Dawson The lab just returned from another fabulous meeting of the leading national organization for sexuality science—the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF). One of the best things about attending academic conferences is that you get to hear about the cutting edge research being conducted, usually long before the findings make their way into […]

A Comparison of Goals for Having Sex in Couples with and without Vulvodynia

By Justin Dubé This post is a summary of our published articles: Dubé, J. P., Bergeron, S., Muise, A., Impett, E. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2017). A comparison of approach and avoidance sexual goals in couples with vulvodynia and community controls. The journal of sexual medicine, 14(11), 1412-1420. Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is the most […]

Daily anxiety and depressive symptoms in couples coping with vulvodynia: Associations with pain, sexual functioning, and distress.

  By Paige Robillard This blog is a summary of: Pâquet, M., Rosen, N. O., Steben, M., Mayrand, M. H., Santerre-Baillargeon, M., & Bergeron, S. (2018). Daily anxiety and depressive symptoms in couples coping with vulvodynia: Associations with women’s pain, women’s sexual functioning, and both partners’ sexual distress. The Journal of Pain, 19, 552-561. doi: […]