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Current views on etiology, diagnosis and the treatment of pain connected with sexual intercourse at women

Beata Wróbel
Ginekol Pol 2009;80(1).


Summary Painful intercourse at women is a diagnostically and therapeutcally difficult issue, but most of all there is no accordance to the etiology of this health problem. At present there are six classification systems by menas of which one tries to describe this issue. The layout of presented work is based on International Classification on Female Sexual Disorders, which in point four, includes Sexual Pain Disorders - dyspareunia, vaginismus and pain disorders not connected with sexual intercourse, but caused by other type of sexual stimulation. In context of current views on painful intercourse seen as the pain unit not as the sexual dysfunction, the crucial role of a gynaecologist in the diagnosis of this affliction has been underlined.

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