Vaginismus: A Review of the Literature on the Classification/Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment

Marie-Andrée Lahaie; Stéphanie C Boyer; Rhonda Amsel; Samir Khalifé; Yitzchak M Binik


Women's Health. 2010;6(5):705-719. 

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Although a long list of psychological factors have been proposed as playing a role in the etiology of vaginismus, very few have been supported by empirical research. In addition, no biological factors hypothesized to be involved in the development of vaginismus have been adequately investigated.