• genital
  • Menopause, a female biological process, has been linked to a loss of interest in sexual activity and to a desensitisation of the genital area. (wikipedia.org)
  • 4. The right to be free of all forms of gender based violence such as domestic violence, sexual assault, incest, female infanticide, honor killings, female genital cutting and self- immolation at a husband's death. (slideshare.net)
  • To determine whether or not women truly seek labiaplasty solely to have "more socially acceptable genitalia" the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) considered the practices of elective plastic surgery of the vulva and of FGC (female genital cutting) in the Third World. (wikipedia.org)
  • Such variation may involve genital ambiguity and/or combinations of chromosomes other than XY (typically found in males) and XX (typically found in females). (lumenlearning.com)
  • The three most common and definable conditions encountered clinically are urinary incontinence, anal incontinence and pelvic female genital prolapse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vulvodynia
  • Provides confidential support and advice for women in the London area who suffer from vulval pain due to vulvodynia and vestibulodynia and other associated conditions. (dmoztools.net)
  • woman's
  • Vaginismus (the German equivalent of the word Vaginism ) is a condition which affects a woman's ability to engage in any form of vaginal penetration, including sexual penetration , insertion of tampons, and the penetration involved in gynecological examinations. (wikia.com)
  • A perineoplasty procedure repairs damage to the perineum and damage to the Vulva that a woman might experience as a result of: Child birth - the stretching of parturition can cause tears to the tissues, or might require cutting (episiotomy) should the woman's birth canal prove too narrow to allow unobstructed passage of the infant. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • These may be psychological or physiological , and the treatment required can depend on the reason that the woman has developed the condition. (wikia.com)
  • Some women may choose to refrain from seeking treatment for their condition. (wikia.com)
  • Although few controlled trials have been carried out, many serious scientific studies have tested and proved the efficacy of the treatment of vaginismus. (wikia.com)
  • A medical diagnosis is helpful in removing any doubts or anxiety related to identifying the condition and enables women to have more confidence in moving toward treatment solutions. (vaginismus.com)
  • Today, there are many wonderful resources to help women learn about vaginismus and treatment. (vaginismus.com)
  • Treatments
  • According to the Cochrane Collaboration review of the scientific literature, "In spite of encouraging results reported from uncontrolled case series there is very limited evidence from controlled trials concerning the effectiveness of treatments for vaginismus. (wikia.com)
  • severe
  • For many women, seizures are more random and severe during anovulatory cycles because the ratio of estrogen to progesterone remains high. (aafp.org)
  • As the ordeal of untreated vaginismus drags on into weeks, months, or years before solutions are found, frustrations mount and the relationship can undergo severe strain. (vaginismus.com)
  • An online support group where women can vent, share, learn, and find support for dysmenorrhea (severe menstrual cramps which are more painful than average cramps and can sometimes be disabling). (dmoztools.net)
  • emotional
  • There are many emotional and physical factors which may contribute to the development of vaginismus. (vaginismus.com)
  • The self-led emotional inventory included in the self-help program helps a woman to get to the root of these factors and override them with positive sexual feelings. (vaginismus.com)
  • condition
  • Many physicians are unfamiliar with vaginismus, so part of the process is simply finding a physician that is knowledgeable about the condition. (vaginismus.com)
  • Because PGAD is relatively rare and, as its own concept apart from clitoral priapism (a rare, potentially painful medical condition in which, for an unusually extended period of time, the erect clitoris does not return to its relaxed state), has only been researched since 2001, there is little research into what may cure or remedy the disorder. (wikipedia.org)
  • muscles
  • However, many women have reported an increase in pleasure and sensitivity after practicing muscle tightening exercises called Kegel exercises, which work to strengthen your pubococcygeus (PC) or "pelvic floor" muscles. (ucsb.edu)
  • A woman can also have a combination of muscles that are too tense and too relaxed. (wikipedia.org)
  • abnormal vaginal
  • The most common symptom of womb cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding - especially for women who have been through the menopause.Around 90% of endometrial cancer diagnoses are reported due to post-menopausal or irregular vaginal bleeding. (eveappeal.org.uk)
  • In women with abnormal vaginal bleeding the biopsy may indicate the presence of abnormal lining such as endometrial hyperplasia or cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically
  • A successful medical diagnosis of vaginismus is typically determined through patient history and description of the problem, gynecological examination and the process of ruling out the possibility of other conditions. (vaginismus.com)
  • Sex is typically divided into male, female, or intersex (i.e., having some combination of both male and female sex characteristics). (lumenlearning.com)
  • chronic
  • Approximately 1 percent of the population has epilepsy, making this one of the most common chronic health conditions affecting reproductive-aged women. (aafp.org)
  • Importance of pelvic muscle tenderness evaluation in women with chronic pelvic pain. (mdedge.com)
  • There are a number of indications for obtaining an endometrial biopsy in a non-pregnant woman: Women with chronic anovulation such as the polycystic ovary syndrome are at increased risk for endometrial problems and an endometrial biopsy may be useful to assess their lining specifically to rule out endometrial hyperplasia or cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • anal
  • Research shows that 30 percent of women report pain during vaginal sex, 72 percent report pain during anal sex, and "large proportions" don't tell their partners when sex hurts. (theweek.com)
  • causes
  • The causes vary considerably, but include a possible decrease in the production of normal estrogen in women or testosterone in both men and women. (wikipedia.org)
  • In women, common causes for discomfort during sex include Infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hormonal causes: Endometriosis and adenomyosis Estrogen deficiency is a particularly common cause of sexual pain complaints related to vaginal atrophy among postmenopausal women and may be a result of similar changes in menstruating women on hormonal birth control. (wikipedia.org)
  • penis
  • If a woman is very small all over, don't worry, the penis will fit inside! (enhancetheuk.org)
  • Penis captivus should not be confused with vaginismus, though a relation between the supposed event of penis captivus and the occurrence of vaginismus is assumed in the existing descriptions. (wikipedia.org)
  • libido
  • Both male and female libidos tend to decline with increasing age and women tend to lose their libido faster than men. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite the use of proper protection during sex, the thought of getting pregnant may reduce the libido or interest of women in sex. (onlymyhealth.com)
  • gynecologist
  • Gynecologists - A gynecologist is a medical doctor who has specialized training in diagnosing and treating female pelvic health issues. (vaginismus.com)
  • A disappearing sex drive is a common problem -- sometimes in womenas young as her 30's -- and while it hasn't reached epidemic proportions yet, I think we're only seeing a small portion of the women who are affected," says Rebecca Amaru, MD, a gynecologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. (medicinenet.com)
  • common
  • Womb cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the UK and the most common of the five gynaecological cancers, with over 9,300 women diagnosed every year in the UK. (eveappeal.org.uk)
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a common epilepsy syndrome occurring primarily in women at puberty and characterized by absence, myoclonic, and tonic-clonic seizures. (aafp.org)
  • Juvenile absence epilepsy, characterized by absence seizures, also arises at puberty and is more common in women. (aafp.org)
  • ISD is common in women but men can also be affected. (hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk)
  • Vaginismus is another common concern for women that is related to sex. (onlymyhealth.com)
  • Another concern which is quite common in both men and women is their body image. (onlymyhealth.com)
  • While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty), it is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss. (medicinenet.com)
  • orgasms
  • When it comes to 'good sex,'" she told me, "women often mean without pain, men often mean they had orgasms. (theweek.com)
  • often
  • There are women who feel a sense of failure and guilt which often leads to depression. (medic8.com)
  • Often (but not always) this is the body's response from past trauma now used to protect the woman from harm. (iamrachelpringle.com)
  • The impacts of vaginismus on men create unique burdens as they often feel helpless and at the mercy of a situation they can't control. (vaginismus.com)
  • For women, the inability to become physically aroused during sexual activity often involves insufficient vaginal lubrication. (medicinenet.com)
  • cause
  • The majority occur with no obvious cause, however we know that an excess of oestrogen (female hormone) increases your risk as it can actively promote unwanted cell changes. (eveappeal.org.uk)
  • The clamp that is put onto the cervix may be another cause of pain and the procedure itself, where the doctor has to procure a piece of the lining with the tube can be painful. (wikipedia.org)
  • pregnancy
  • A 1996 longitudinal study in the United States of over 4000 women followed for three years found that the national rape related pregnancy rate was 5.0% per rape among survivors aged 12-45 years, producing over 32,000 pregnancies nationally among women from rape each year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Forced sex can also result in unintended pregnancy among adult women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, women in the reproductive years may need a pregnancy test before a biopsy is taken to assure that the test is not done during a pregnancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • testosterone
  • Sullivan claims he came to "understand the sheer and immense natural difference between being a man and being a woman" thanks to a testosterone injection he received. (theweek.com)
  • menstrual
  • Women with epilepsy also have lower fertility rates and are more likely to have anovulatory menstrual cycles, polycystic ovaries, and sexual dysfunction. (aafp.org)
  • reproductive
  • Epilepsy in women raises special reproductive and general health concerns. (aafp.org)
  • These hormone-seizure interactions and reproductive health concerns complicate the management of epilepsy in women. (aafp.org)
  • cases
  • In these cases it is important for a woman to understand and overcome her fear and negative thoughts about sex. (vaginismus.com)