Recommendations for the management of vaginismus: BASHH Special Interest Group for Sexual Dysfunction

Int J STD AIDS. 2006 Jan;17(1):14-8. doi: 10.1258/095646206775220586.


We present the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Special Interest Group for Sexual Dysfunction recommendations for the management of vaginismus. The recommendations outline the history, prevalence, aetiological factors, patient assessment and management for this sexual problem. Treatment strategies are discussed along with general recommendations and auditable outcomes.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prevalence
  • Vaginal Diseases / epidemiology
  • Vaginal Diseases / etiology
  • Vaginal Diseases / therapy*