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The prevalence and correlates of postcoital dysphoria in women

Bird, Brian S., Schweitzer, Robert D., & Strassberg, Donald S. (2011) The prevalence and correlates of postcoital dysphoria in women. International Journal of Sexual Health, 23(1), pp. 14-25.

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Abstract

This study examined the lifetime and 4-week prevalence of postcoital dysphoria (PCD) and its relationship with psychological distress and reports of past sexual abuse. Amongst 222 female university students, 32.9% reported having ever experienced PCD while 10% reported experiencing PCD in the previous four weeks. Multiple regression analyses revealed support for the hypothesis that lifetime and 4-week prevalence of PCD would be positively correlated with psychological distress. Lifetime prevalence of PCD, but not 4-week prevalence, correlated with reports of childhood sexual abuse. These factors explained only minimal variance in PCD prevalence, prompting further research into this significantly under-investigated sexual difficulty.

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ID Code: 46283
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: postcoital dysphoria, postcoital blues, postcoital depression, sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunctions
DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2010.509689
ISSN: 1931-7611
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Routledge
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Sexual Health, 23(1), pp.14-25. International Journal of Sexual Health is available online at informaworld.
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2011 01:42
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2012 09:21

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