Irving M. Binik

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Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College, 1574
Phone: 514.398.6095
Email: irv.binik[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


Irving M. Binik

Research Areas:

Clinical Psychology | Health Psychology

Research Summary:

Prof. Binik's main research interest is human sexuality and particularly the sexual pain disorders, vaginismus and dyspareunia.

Selected References:

Binik, Y. M. & Meana, M. (in press) The future of sex therapy: Specialization or marginalization? Archives of Sexual Behavior

Paterson, L, Khalifé, S. & Binik, Y. M. (2009). Persistent genital and pelvic pain after childbirth. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(1):215-21

Desrosiers, M., Bergeron, S., Meana, M,m Leclerc, B., Binik, Y. M., & Khalifé, S. (2008). Psychosocial characteristics of vestibulodynia couples: Partner solicitousness and hostility are associated with pain. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5, 418-427.

Kao, A., Binik, Y. M., Kapuscinski, A., & Khalifé, S.  (2008).  Dyspareunia in postmenopausal women: A critical review. Pain Research & Management, 13, 243-254.

Bergeron, S., Khalifé, S., Glazer, H. I., & Binik, Y. M. (2008). Surgical and behavioral treatments for vestibulodynia: 2.5-year follow-up and predictors of outcome. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 111, 159-166.

Mah, K., & Binik, Y. M. (2004). Female orgasm disorders:  A clinical approach. Urodinamica, 14, 99-104.

Reissing, E. D., Binik, Y. M., Khalifé, S., Cohen, D., & Amsel, R. (2004). Vaginal spasm, pain and behaviour.  An empirical investigation of the reliability of the diagnosis of vaginismus.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 33, 5-17.

Pukall C. F., Binik, Y. M., & Khalifé, S. (2004). A new instrument for pain assessment in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 30, 69-78.

Weijmar Shultz, W.C. M., Binik, Y. M., Brotto, L. A., Eschenbach, D. A., Laan, E., Utian, W. H., Wesselman, U., Van Lankeveld, J., Wyatt, G., Wyatt, L., Leiblum, S., Althof, S. E., & Redmond, G. (2004).  Women’s sexual desire and arousal disorders and sexual pain.  In T. F. Lue, R Basson, R. Rosen, F. Giuliano, S. Khoury, & F. Montorsi (Eds.), Sexual Medicine:  Sexual Dysfunctions in Men and Women.  Editions 21: Paris.

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