publication . Doctoral thesis . 2007

Partial vaginismus : definition, symptoms and treatment

Engman, Maria;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Genus och medicin
  • Country: Sweden
Vaginismus is a sexual pain disorder, where spasm of musculature of the outer third of the vagina interferes with intercourse. Vaginismus exists in two forms: total vaginismus, where intercourse is impossible, and the more seldom described partial vaginismus, in which intercourse is possible but painful. The aim of the thesis was to develop a useful definition of partial vaginismus for both clinical and scientific purposes; to describe the prevalence of partial vaginismus among women with superficial coital pain; to report on symptoms and clinical findings in women with partial vaginismus; and to present treatment results for women with vaginismus. In a clinical...
free text keywords: Partial vaginismus, vulvar vestibulitis, provoked vestibulodynia, electromyography, pelvic floor muscles, burning pain, itch, symptoms, long-term follow-up, cognitive behaviour therapy, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Reproduktionsmedicin och gynekologi
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