vaginisumEtiology

There is a relationship of this disorder with victims of rape and sexual abuse, strict religious upbringings, and issues of control.

Symptoms

Recurrent 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

Psychological treatment involves working through underlying issues, while other treatments can involve progressively larger dilators and therapy to help relax muscles which prevent intercourse.

Prognosis

Good.