is a relationship of this disorder with victims of rape and sexual abuse,
strict religious upbringings, and issues of control.
or persistent involuntary spasm of the vaginal muscles that interferes
with sexual intercourse. It must cause significant distress and not due to
a medical condition or another disorder.
treatment involves working through underlying issues, while other
treatments can involve progressively larger dilators and therapy to help
relax muscles which prevent intercourse.
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support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a
patient, site visitor, or student and his/her existing
psychologist, mental health provider or college instructor.