Pain during sexual intercourse is called dyspareunia. Pain that occurs during other sexual activities is called noncoital sexual pain disorder. Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. For some women, the pain is only a temporary problem; for others, it is a long-term problem. Painful intercourse has many possible causes. Successful treatment depends on finding the right cause and sometimes trying different treatment options.
This pamphlet explains:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Chronic Pelvic Pain
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-6920