Glyceryl trinitrate ointment as a potential treatment for primary vaginismus

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2001 May;96(1):111-2. doi: 10.1016/s0301-2115(00)00378-x.


A Muslim Bedouin couple presented with difficulty in engaging in sexual intercourse, because of primary vaginismus. The couple rejected behavioral-cognitive therapy on ethnic. Topical application of nitroglycerin ointment to the vagina enabled the couple to enjoy a satisfactory sexual relationship.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nitroglycerin / administration & dosage*
  • Ointments
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / drug therapy*
  • Vasodilator Agents / administration & dosage*


  • Ointments
  • Vasodilator Agents
  • Nitroglycerin