The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy, tolerability, and acceptability of doxycycline prophylaxis in preventing incident bacterial sexually transmitted infection cases (such as syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia).
Participate in Sexual Health studies at VCHRI.
The purpose of this study is to explore virtual reality (VR) exposure for the treatment of vaginismus, also known as fear of painful vaginal penetration. Vaginismus is common and affected individuals experience difficulties with vaginal intercourse and gynaecological exams. Available treatments are not very effective. Cognitive behavioural therapy with an exposure element (insertion of vaginal dilators in the presence of a clinician) is highly effective, but unavailable in Canada.
The purpose of the study is to find out how women with and without sexual difficulties respond to videos and pictures (some of which contain erotic material). It also aims to understand the neurocognitive correlates of sexual arousal and desire, including attention to sexual cues, physiological and subject sexual responses.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate two online psychological programs that address sexual concerns in women. Both programs have been found to be effective for sexual concerns when administered in face-to-face programs. However, many women lack access to these face-to-face interventions, which leaves them unable to access the care they need. These treatments have been adapted to online delivery in a program called eSense, and the eventual goal is to make these helpful treatments more accessible.
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The purpose of this study is to understand the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on social, psychological and behavioural aspects of sexual health.
Prostate cancer treatments are known to impact sexual lives of men and their partners. Although treatments do exist to help rehabilitate sexual functioning, approximately 50% of people stop using these treatments after 6 months. Researchers at UBC and the Prostate Cancer Centre are developing a new treatment using mindfulness-based therapy to help couples cope with the changes that prostate cancer bring to their lives.
We are conducting a study in order to prospectively track the sexual outcomes of men after their prostate cancer treatment.
Researchers at VGH and UBC are investigating the efficacy of two types of group therapy for women with sexual desire and/or arousal difficulties, both of which involve 8 sessions of discussion and education about sexuality: Mindfulness-Based Therapy ("MIND") and Sex Therapy, Education, and Support ("STEP"). You will be randomly assigned to particpate in one type of therapy, and complete assessments before and after treatment.