Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorder
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Genito pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD) is a combination of painful sex (dyspareunia) and involuntary vaginal muscle spasms (vaginismus). A persistent condition, it’s diagnosed by extreme pain or ongoing discomfort, usually while trying to have sex.
Wiki Number: 21-Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorder
Symptoms: combines vaginismus and dyspareunia, pain from penetration
Causes: No aversion to sexual intercouse is assumed in the diagnosis.
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Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- A preliminary study on the effect of trauma-focused therapies on sexual dysfunctions in women with PTSD after childhood abuseby Regina Steil on January 11, 2024
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest a positive association between effective PTSD treatments and improvements in sexual functioning of women with PTSD after child abuse.
- Coping Strategies with Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder: A Qualitative Studyby Mojdeh Banaei on December 25, 2023
CONCLUSION: Coping strategies in women with GPPPD were classified as "problem-focused coping," "emotion-focused coping," and "treatment-seeking." These findings indicate a need for GPPPD information and education, as well as a need for healthcare professionals to actively inquire about sexual problems and commit to serious treatment efforts. Cultural interventions that promote sexual pleasure can aid in the management of GPPPD.
- Clinical Features of Women with Genito-Pelvic Pain, Penetration Disorder and Disordered Eating Attitudes: A Cross Sectional Studyby Özge Şahmelikoğlu Onur on December 11, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Our results might be important in terms of showing that DE is frequently seen in patients with GPPPD and that the presence of a history of sexual trauma might be important in accompanying these two disorders.
- The experiences of women seeking help for vaginismus and its impact on their sense of self: An integrative reviewby Rashmi Pithavadian on September 29, 2023
CONCLUSION: This review indicates that women continue to face difficulties in seeking and receiving help for vaginismus even through the healthcare system. However, the studies did not explicitly discuss how women's help-seeking for vaginismus impacted their sense of self. This highlights an epistemological gap on how women's help-seeking for their vaginismus impacts their sense of self, which can affect their treatment responses. Recommendations are provided for future healthcare and research...