URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/17114.htm

Causes of painful intercourse

Causes of painful intercourse

Overview

Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) refers to pain in the pelvic area during or after intercourse, and can occur in both women and men. Besides possible physical causes, pain may occur in association with psychological factors such as previous sexual trauma.

Update Date 8/14/2012