When To Call A Professional
Although sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable the very first time, it should never be painful. If you suddenly begin having pain before, during or after intercourse, see your doctor. It is important to seek care early, before you begin to avoid sexual intercourse or feel anxious in anticipation of your partner.
Many causes of dyspareunia are rooted in a physical condition that can be cured or controlled with proper medical care. However, women with longstanding dyspareunia or a history of sexual abuse or trauma may need counseling to alleviate the symptoms.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists P.O. Box 96920 Washington, DC 20090-6920 Phone: (202) 638-5577 http://www.acog.org/