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Sexual pain disorders

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Extract from:
Graziottin A. Gambini D. Perelman M.A.
Female sexual dysfunctions: future of medical therapy
in: Abdel-Hamid I.A. (Ed), Advances in sexual medicine: drug discovery issues, Research Signpost, Kerala, India, 2009, p. 403-432
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is age related, progressive and highly prevalent, affecting up to 20% to 43% of women in the fertile age, and 48% of the older postmenopausal women. Pelvic floor disorders are among the most important and yet neglected medical contributors to womens' sexual dysfunctions.
Various degrees of dyspareunia are reported by 15% of coitally active women, and 22.5–33% of postmenopausal women. Vaginismus occurs in 0.5–1% of fertile women. However, mild hyperactivity of the pelvic floor, that could coincide with grade I or II of vaginismus may permit intercourse causing, though, coital pain.

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