Vaginismus (vah’ je niz mus) is an involuntary and uncontrolled fear of penile penetration resulting in an inability to have pain free intercourse. The fear is so great that it is usually accompanied by severe anxiety, often to any form of penetration, be it tampon, “Q-tip”, finger, dilator, GYN exam or intercourse. For many women intercourse is impossible. Vaginismus accounts for 1-7% of unconsummated marriages worldwide and effects many cultures.
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.) Botox Treatment for Vaginismus Research has been approved by the FDA, and insurance companies have been improving in the amount of coverage patients receive. More information about insurance coverage is available by calling the office.
It is important to note that while some insurance companies may not cover the entire procedure, there are usually a number of elements, such as the dilation program and counseling, that may be covered. Each policy is different and a pre-determination of benefits is usually a good idea. Dr. Pacik’s office does not handle insurance claims but has contracted with a third party service to handle all insurance inquiries and claims.
We expect that with time, more and more insurance companies will cover the Botox Treatment for this devastating condition known as Vaginismus.
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