Journal article

|Dyspareunia and childbirth: a prospective cohort study

EA McDonald, D Gartland, R Small, SJ Brown

BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between mode of delivery, perineal trauma and dyspareunia. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Six maternity hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. SAMPLE: A total of 1507 nulliparous women recruited in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. METHOD: Data from baseline and postnatal questionnaires (3, 6, 12 and 18 months) were analysed using univariable and multivariable logistic regression. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Study-designed self-report measure of dyspareunia at 18 months postpartum. RESULTS: In all, 1244/1507 (83%) women completed the baseline and all four postpartum questionnaires; 1211/1237 (98%) had resumed vaginal intercourse by 18 ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (Melbourne, Australia)


Awarded by Vic-Health Public Health Research Fellowship, a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by project grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (ID191222 and ID433006 Melbourne, Australia); a Vic-Health Public Health Research Fellowship (2002-2006), a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (ID491205, 2008-2011) and an ARC Future Fellowship (2012-2015) awarded to SB; a La Trobe University Postgraduate Scholarship awarded to EM, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Programme.