Prevalence and Causes of Dyspareunia

NPWH/ISSWSH Women's Sexual Health Course for NPs (16-03)


Catherine Gagnon, CNP

• Describe the biopsychosocial approach for assessing causes of dyspareunia
• Name five possible causes of dispareunia

Session Description
This presentation will discuss the prevalence and common causes of dyspareunia. It will introduce the
participant to the biopsychosocial model of assessing patients with sexual complaints, which includes sex
therapy, physical therapy, and biologic evaluation. It will also stress the importance of finding an
appropriate diagnosis when dealing with patients who complain of dyspareunia.


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