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Marriage consummated for 32 Iranian women using therapist-aided exposure therapy: a brief report

Molaeinezhad, M., Salehi, M., Borg, C., Yousefy, A., Roudsari, R. L., Salehi, P., Shafiei, K. & Khoei, E. M., Aug-2014, In : Sexual and relationship therapy. 29, 3, p. 293-306 14 p.

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Molaeinezhad, M., Salehi, M., Borg, C., Yousefy, A., Roudsari, R. L., Salehi, P., ... Khoei, E. M. (2014). Marriage consummated for 32 Iranian women using therapist-aided exposure therapy: a brief report. Sexual and relationship therapy, 29(3), 293-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2014.915304

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Molaeinezhad, M. ; Salehi, M. ; Borg, C. ; Yousefy, A. ; Roudsari, R. Latifnejad ; Salehi, P. ; Shafiei, K. ; Khoei, E. Merghati. / Marriage consummated for 32 Iranian women using therapist-aided exposure therapy : a brief report. In: Sexual and relationship therapy. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 293-306.

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Molaeinezhad, M, Salehi, M, Borg, C, Yousefy, A, Roudsari, RL, Salehi, P, Shafiei, K & Khoei, EM 2014, 'Marriage consummated for 32 Iranian women using therapist-aided exposure therapy: a brief report', Sexual and relationship therapy, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 293-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2014.915304

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Marriage consummated for 32 Iranian women using therapist-aided exposure therapy : a brief report. / Molaeinezhad, M.; Salehi, M.; Borg, C.; Yousefy, A.; Roudsari, R. Latifnejad; Salehi, P.; Shafiei, K.; Khoei, E. Merghati.

In: Sexual and relationship therapy, Vol. 29, No. 3, 08.2014, p. 293-306.

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Molaeinezhad M, Salehi M, Borg C, Yousefy A, Roudsari RL, Salehi P et al. Marriage consummated for 32 Iranian women using therapist-aided exposure therapy: a brief report. Sexual and relationship therapy. 2014 Aug;29(3):293-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2014.915304


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