Endometriosis-associated dyspareunia: the impact on women's lives

  title={Endometriosis-associated dyspareunia: the impact on women's lives},
  author={Elaine Denny and Christopher H. Mann},
  journal={Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care},
  pages={189 - 193}
  • E. DennyC. Mann
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
Background and methodology Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which endometrial glands and stroma are present outside of the uterus. Whereas chronic pelvic pain is the most commonly experienced pain of endometriosis, many women also suffer from deep dyspareunia. In order to determine how much of an impact endometriosis-associated dyspareunia has on the lives and relationships of women a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews, supplemented with quantitative data on the extent of… 

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