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Insurance Coverage for the Botox Treatment for Vaginismus
Vaginismus is listed as a “sexual pain disorder” in the DSM –IV (American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Washington D.C.) The FDA has approved our Botox Treatment for Vaginismus research. Variable coverage is provided by many insurance companies. There … Continue reading
Welcome to VaginismusMD
We created this website specifically for vaginismus sufferers and those women who have sexual pain. Millions of women struggle with vaginismus. It is the most common reason for unconsummated marriages affecting about 1-7% of the world population, yet most are undiagnosed. As a result, women live in silence and shame.
In 2005, I began a journey studying the treatment of vaginismus using Botox injections to help relax the spastic vaginal muscles that were preventing entry. As more and more women became successful, even those with the severe types of vaginismus, it became apparent that this type of treatment had merit and needed to be studied further. I applied for, and received a grant to begin a research study which led to FDA approval. In 2010, I published a book “When Sex Seems Impossible. Stories of Vaginismus & How You Can Achieve Intimacy” to help women understand and overcome vaginismus. This book has received worldwide recognition, and is being used as a study guide for sexuality programs. Continue reading