Research Study

Psychological Intervention for Women with Intimacy Concerns
Principal Investigator 
Lori Brotto


Body Locations and Systems 
Sexual Problems in Women
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Aug 12, 2012 to Jan 31, 2022
Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
Purpose of Study 

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.

Recruitment poster


Inclusion Criteria:

  • You are a woman betweent the ages of 19 and 65
  • You experience sexual desire and/or arousal difficulties
  • You are able to particpate in 8 weekly group sessions and complete daily homework between sessions

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