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Outcomes of Delivery in Patients With Dyspareunia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
The focus of this pilot study is to determine if a woman who experiences pain during sexual intercourse has a higher risk of complications during labor and delivery secondary to pelvic floor dysfunction, anxiety and intolerance towards pelvic examinations. Furthermore, it is unclear whether women with prepartum dyspareunia experience an improvement following vaginal delivery. While physicians may expect that vaginal birth improves dyspareunia due to the stretching effect on pelvic floor, to date, there is insufficient evidence to support this claim. The Investigators plan to prospectively study 200 patients at our Institution, collect information regarding birth and follow them, via questionnaires, regarding their dyspareunia postpartum.

Condition or disease
Dyspareunia Pregnancy Provoked Vestibulodynia Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 173 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Outcomes of Delivery in Patients With Dyspareunia- A Prospective Study
Study Start Date : January 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2016

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Definite diagnosis of dyspareunia
Patients who report dyspareunia, and whose dyspareunia was evaluated prior to delivery by a caregiver experienced with sexual pain disorders, with definite diagnosis.
No definite diagnosis of dyspareunia
Patients who report dyspareunia but were not evaluated prior to delivery or were evaluated inappropriately (i.e. "yeast infection" without cultures, "inflammation" and other vague definitions).
Patients without dyspareunia
Patients without dyspareunia- those who report non painful sexual intercourse. This group of patients will be used as a control group.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Obstetrical outcome of women with a history of dyspareunia [ Time Frame: 3 months -1 year ]
    The Investigators will record the mode of delivery (vaginal, instrumental or cesarean section), length of the second stage of labor, use of anesthetics, perineal tears and\or episiotomies, and newborn's birth weight. The evaluation will be done prospectively, comparing data with matched controls without a history of dyspareunia.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of alleviation of dyspareunia following vaginal delivery as assessed through patient questionnaires. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Nulliparous women admitted to the Labor and Delivery Department at the Hadassah Medical Center, above the age of 18

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 200 nulliparous women admitted to the Labor and Delivery Department at the Hadassah Medical Center, above the age of 18.
  2. Able and willing to read, understand, and sign the Informed Consent Form and questionnaire.
  3. Agree to be contacted in the future to complete telephone questionnaires.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Induction of labor
  2. Placental abruption, placenta previa
  3. Malpresentation
  4. Non reassuring fetal heart rate upon admission
  5. Any other contraindication for vaginal delivery
  6. Multifetal pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01753258

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Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Principal Investigator: Ahinoam Lev-Sagie, MD Hadassah Medical Organization

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Responsible Party: Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT01753258     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Delivery-Dyspareunia-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: December 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vulvar Vestibulitis
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Mental Disorders
Vulvar Diseases