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Are you experiencing vulvar pain during sexual intercourse?

Although as common as arthritis, pain during sexual intercourse remains a taboo subject affecting up to 18% of women. Various issues may explain this pain, but the most common cause is provoked vestibulodynia, characterized by:

  • Sharp pain localized at the entrance of the vagina;

  • Present for at least 3 months;

  • Triggered by pressure on the region or attempted penetration.


Provoked vestibulodynia can affect quality of life, sexual function, and lead to marital difficulties. Additionally, the research laboratory of Dr. Mélanie Morin, Ph.D. physiotherapist, is actively working to better understand this issue and develop new treatments.

Dr. Morin has shown that physiotherapy treatments in pelvic floor rehabilitation are an effective treatment choice for this type of pain. However, some women respond less favorably to this treatment.


Therefore, this laboratory is currently studying the effectiveness of laser treatment to reduce vulvar pain during sexual intercourse. This treatment could be a promising solution for the treatment of provoked vestibulodynia by providing gentle warming of the vaginal entrance, which would decrease inflammation and reduce pain.

For more information or to participate in one of the research projects of the pelvic health research laboratory, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Mélanie Morin's team at:


Physio & Co. is proud to promote initiatives in Estrie that have the opportunity to help our female clients improve their quality of life. Vaginal system pathologies can be accompanied by other pains in adjacent regions such as the lower back or pelvis. Our at home physiotherapists can assist you with these pains and collaborate with Dr. Morin's team to achieve your best functional outcomes possible!



Physio & Co. is here to provide you with the highest level of home physiotherapy care. Contact us today at 819-943-7745 to enjoy the numerous benefits of personalized, convenient, and effective physiotherapy in the comfort of your own home.



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