Contracept Fertil Sex. 1996 Mar;24(3):223-8.
[Article in French]


This paper defines vaginismus in depth, discusses therapeutic options with emphasis on the psycho-therapeutic approach in combination with behavioural therapy. Of 26 couples completing such treatment, 22 (85%) on completion were able to achieve full penetrative intercourse without discomfort and reported greater fulfillment in their sexual relationship. Although not all wanted to conceive, seven have since reported a pregnancy.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavior Therapy / methods*
  • Dyspareunia / psychology
  • Dyspareunia / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Sex Counseling / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome