It may not be something you want to admit to or talk about, but pain during intercourse is extremely common among women. The medical term is dyspareunia, defined as persistent or recurrent pain that occurs just before, during, or after intercourse. Causes can include a drop in estrogen levels after menopause or childbirth or during breast-feeding; medications that affect sexual desire or arousal, which can decrease lubrication and make sex painful; injury, trauma or irritation; inflammation, infection or skin disorder; vaginal muscle spasms; certain diseases; or a congenital abnormality.
At Forum Health, we work to address the root cause of your pain. Through a thorough discussion of your symptoms and a complete history combined with advanced testing, our practitioners take a multi-pronged approach healing and balance, physically and psychologically, so you can have the full, joyous sex life you deserve.