dyspareunia: a condition or syndrome of difficult or painful coitus, of variable etiology, in men and women [from Greek, dyspareunos, badly mated]. The term is used chiefly in reference to women, but applies equally well to men. the experience of pain, especially in the sex organs or within the pelvis, during sexual intercourse. It may also include coital migraine headache. It may occur in either sex, but traditionally has been named dyspareunia in women and coital pain in men. Dyspareunia may be a manifestation of hypophilia.

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