dyperEtiology

There is a relationship of this disorder with victims of rape and sexual abuse. May also be related to vaginismus.

Symptoms

Recurrent or persistent genital pain associated with sexual intercourse. Can be diagnosed in males or females, is not better accounted for by another diagnosis (psychiatric or physical) and is not the direct effect of substance use.

Treatment

Resolving underlying sexual and relationship issues can be helpful in many cases.

Prognosis

Varies.