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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- Persistent Genital Arousal in Relationships: A Comparison of Relationship, Sexual, and Psychological Well-Beingby Kayla M Mooney on December 14, 2021
CONCLUSION: Results emphasize the importance of continued research of this population (and their partners) in order to improve diagnosis, intervention, and recognition within the medical community. Mooney KM, Poirier É, Pukall CF., Persistent Genital Arousal in Relationships: A Comparison of Relationship, Sexual, and Psychological Well-Being. J Sex Med 2021;XX:XXX-XXX.
- Efficacy of internet-based treatment for genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder: Results of a randomized controlled trialby Anna-Carlotta Zarski on November 29, 2021
CONCLUSION: Internet-based treatment has been shown to be effective for GPPPD symptoms and could therefore be a promising treatment modality. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved).
- Beneficial effects of natural products on female sexual dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysisby Nahdiya Sha'ari on October 12, 2021
CONCLUSION: Preliminary evidence suggests that Tribulus terrestris and Panax ginseng may be effective as alternative treatments for FSD in a clinical setting.
- Managing Female Sexual Painby Maria Uloko on October 4, 2021
Female sexual pain disorder or genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD), previously known as dyspareunia, is defined as persistent or recurrent symptoms with one or more of the following for at least 6 months: marked vulvovaginal or pelvic pain during penetrative intercourse or penetration attempts, marked fear or anxiety about vulvovaginal or pelvic pain in anticipation of, during, or as a result of penetration, and marked tensing or tightening of the pelvic floor muscles during...