Dyspareunia

Publication Title: 
American Family Physician

The results of large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of hormone therapy for menopause. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease, as well as for symptoms of menopause. Combined estrogen/progestogen therapy, but not estrogen alone, increases the risk of breast cancer when used for more than three to five years.

Author(s): 
Hill, D. Ashley
Crider, Mark
Hill, Susan R.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Optimal management of provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), thought to be the most common form of chronic dyspareunia, is unclear. AIM: To integrate recent brain data on chronic pain circuitry with stress-induced neuroendocrine mechanisms in the skin and the stress burden (allostatic load) of women with PVD; to also clarify the typical chronicity and negative sexual sequelae associated with PVD; and then review modulation of pain circuitry by cognitive therapy and mindfulness practice and apply to PVD management. Methods.?

Author(s): 
Basson, Rosemary
Publication Title: 
American Family Physician

The results of large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of hormone therapy for menopause. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease, as well as for symptoms of menopause. Combined estrogen/progestogen therapy, but not estrogen alone, increases the risk of breast cancer when used for more than three to five years.

Author(s): 
Hill, D. Ashley
Crider, Mark
Hill, Susan R.
Publication Title: 
American Family Physician

The results of large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of hormone therapy for menopause. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease, as well as for symptoms of menopause. Combined estrogen/progestogen therapy, but not estrogen alone, increases the risk of breast cancer when used for more than three to five years.

Author(s): 
Hill, D. Ashley
Crider, Mark
Hill, Susan R.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have shown that sexual functioning and sexually related personal distress are weakly related in women, with only a minority of sexual difficulties resulting in significant levels of distress. However, there has been little systematic research to date on which factors moderate the relationship between sexual functioning and sexual distress. AIM: To assess the degree to which relational intimacy and attachment anxiety moderate the association between sexual functioning and sexual distress in college-age women.

Author(s): 
Stephenson, Kyle R.
Meston, Cindy M.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Leckie, F. H.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Schneck, J. M.
Publication Title: 
Nurse Practitioner Forum

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS) is a condition characterized by dyspareunia, introital erythema, and tenderness. A subset of vulvodynia, VVS may be acute or chronic. If acute, a specific underlying cause is often identified, and when properly treated the condition is likely to fully resolve. In contrast, chronic VVS is less well understood and is often multifactorial. Treatment is aimed at providing symptomatic relief and should begin with the least invasive approaches such as the use of topical xylocaine, oral antiviral therapy, acupuncture, and hypnotherapy.

Author(s): 
Secor, R. M.
Fertitta, L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

The effectiveness of hypnotherapy in alleviating pain has been demonstrated with several disorders and diseases involving acute and chronic pain. Although hypnosis has been suggested as treatment for dyspareunia resulting from vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS), empirical data and case reports showing its effectiveness have been lacking. This article presents a case report on the use of hypnotherapy to treat a 26-year-old woman suffering from VVS. Psychotherapy consisted of twelve sessions, of which eight were devoted to hypnosis.

Author(s): 
Kandyba, Kristina
Binik, Yitzchak M.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS) is a common cause of vulvar pain. Therapeutic options target different pain systems believed to be involved in its development and maintenance. Most treatments target the pain component with the assumption that sexual function will increase once the pain has decreased, yet this is not necessarily the case. AIMS: Research has supported the effectiveness of hypnosis for many chronic pain disorders, and a case report demonstrated pain reduction and an increase in intercourse pleasure in a woman with VVS.

Author(s): 
Pukall, Caroline
Kandyba, Kristina
Amsel, Rhonda
Khalifé, Samir
Binik, Yitzchak

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