Persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during, or after intercourse.
Symptoms: painful sexual intercouse due to medical or psychological causes
Progression & Effects: Female or male genital pain from many injuries, illnesses or diseases in the genitalia.
Causes: pain can be congenital or acquired
Productive Therapies: Accurate medical diagnosis begins the first step toward mitigation.
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- Menstrual pain and sexual health in mothers-A cross-sectional study in the Danish National Birth Cohortby Sarah Hjorth on October 14, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: A majority of Danish mothers in mid-life experienced menstrual pain, and these women more often reported reduced sexual desire, vaginismus, and deep dyspareunia. Few women sought and received treatment for menstrual pain. Healthcare practitioners should be aware that menstrual pain can affect parous women and co-occurs with sexual problems. Future studies should identify barriers to seeking and receiving adequate treatment for menstrual pain.
- Temporal Relationships Between Pain During Intercourse (PDI), Loneliness, and Depressive Symptoms Among Womenby Madison E Stout on October 14, 2021
CONCLUSION: These findings are consistent with previous studies highlighting that painful sex is related to depressive symptoms through loneliness cross-sectionally, suggesting that future treatments for depressive symptoms among women who experience painful sex might target loneliness. Stout ME, Hawkins MAW. Temporal Relationships Between Pain During Intercourse (PDI), Loneliness, and Depressive Symptoms Among Women. Sex Med 2021;9:100444.
- Skene's glands abscess an overlooked diagnosis in acute lower urinary symptomsby Stefania Tamburrini on October 11, 2021
Skenitis refers to the infection of the Skene's glands. Skene's glands are paraurethral glands localized on the upper wall of the vagina. The diagnosis of Skene's glands abscess or infection is usually made based on the history and physical examination, but half of women with para-urethral gland symptoms present with non-palpable lesions and necessitate further evaluation with imaging. Patients may present with chronic urethral pain, recurrent urinary tract infections, unexplained dyspareunia,...
- Efficacy of CO2 laser treatment in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy: a meta-analysisby Meichen Liu on October 9, 2021
CONCLUSION: CO(2) laser treatment may be effective for post-menopausal women with VVA symptoms in improving QoL and sexual function.