Original Article: PDF OnlyPainful Coitus: A Review of Female DyspareuniaMEANA, MARTA M.A.1; BINIK, YITZCHAK M. Ph.D.2Author Information 1Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2Department of Psychology, McGill University, and Sex and Couple Therapy Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: May 1994 - Volume 182 - Issue 5 - p 264-272 Buy Abstract The literature on female dyspareunia is reviewed with an emphasis on description and classification, incidence and prevalence, etiological factors, and treatment approaches. The research is found to be plagued with methodological problems and characterized by a persistent dichotomization of issues into physiological and psychological categories. A systematized and integrated approach to the study of coital pain is proposed. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.