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Young Swedish women's experience of pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse
Linköpings universitet.
Linköpings universitet.
Linköpings universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5200-1740
2009 (English)In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, Vol. 88, no 1, p. 98-103Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective. To study experience and prevalence of (1) pain related to first sexual intercourse; (2) pain and/or discomfort associated with sexual intercourse during the previous month; and (3) associations between these experiences. Design. Cross-sectional study. Setting. A youth center in southeast Sweden. Sample. Three hundred consecutive women, aged 13–21 (response rate 98%). Method. During a two-month period, women consulting a youth center, participated in a questionnaire study. Main outcome measures. Pain and/or discomfort during sexual intercourse. Results. The majority of the participants, 98%, had had sexual intercourse and of those, 65% reported pain related to first sexual intercourse. Forty-nine percent (99/203) of those who reported sexual intercourse during the previous month had experienced coital pain and/or discomfort during that period, and for almost every second woman (46/99), those experiences constituted a problem. We found no association between experience of pain during first sexual intercourse and pain and/or discomfort during the previous month. Conclusions. Prevalence of pain and/or discomfort associated with sexual intercourse is high among women visiting a youth center. Our results show that coital pain in young women is a problem which needs to be further explored.

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2009. Vol. 88, no 1, p. 98-103
Keywords [en]
Adolescent, Coital debut, Coital pain, Sexual intercourse, Medicine
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Health and Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32033DOI: 10.1080/00016340802620999OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-32033DiVA, id: diva2:697096
Available from: 2014-02-17 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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