Abbreviated Journal Title
Clin. Obstet. Gynecol.
dyspareunia; vaginismus; vestibulitis; vulvodynia; VULVAR VESTIBULITIS SYNDROME; LAPAROSCOPIC EXCISION; DEEP DYSPAREUNIA; PELVIC PAIN; PREVALENCE; VULVODYNIA; DEFINITIONS; DYSFUNCTION; ENDOMETRIOSIS; MANAGEMENT; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sexual pain is an underrecognized and poorly treated constellation of disorders that significantly impact affected women and their partners. Recognized as a form of chronic pain, sexual pain disorders are heterogeneous and include dyspareunia (superficial and deep), vaginismus, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, and noncoital sexual pain disorder. Women too often tolerate pain in the belief that this will meet their partners' needs. This article provides a review of the terminology and definition of the condition, theories on the pathophysiology, diagnostic considerations, and recommendations on the management of female sexual pain.
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Sexual Pain" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1363.