Vaginismus featured in

yb_logo_transYouBeauty, the website for Dr. Oz, featured an important article on vaginismus

Upset coupleThe articleDoes it Hurt to Have Sex discusses vaginismus symptoms as well as vaginismus treatment using the Botox program to cure vaginismus. Vaginismus is one of the “most underreported and painful disorders a woman can face”. It creates considerable confusion for most women who do not understand why they can’t function as a normal woman does.

The article starts with a case history of Ashley who as a young girl was unable to use tampons. She was determined to meet a guy she was comfortable with. When it came time for intercourse it was a “disaster” as so often noted by my patients. “It was like hitting a brick wall”. This is so true, as many of my patients first discover vaginismus on their honeymoon. These memories of failure live on for the rest of their lives, which too often defines the woman herself. The cost is that of of failed relationships and personal agony. Women tend to think about this disorder from the time they wake up until they go to sleep.

The article further explains why Botox is effective for more severe cases of vaginismus in relieving the spasm so often present in this condition. More information about Dr. Pacik’s approach to vaginismus can be found in the article that discusses FDA approval of Dr. Pacik’s research study.

Of special significance are the commentaries that follow this article written by women who have struggled with vaginismus. Their stories are the stories of vaginismus sufferers and what it has done to them as women unable to function normally.

vagina_logoApril 2013 was “vagina month” and many additional articles of value can be found on the Dr. Oz website “Your Vagina: An Owner’s Manual“.

If you struggle with vaginismus there are several important things you can do to help yourself and become more educated. Access Dr. Pacik’s website and read the many resource articles and blogs about vaginismus. Join the VaginismusMD Forum and introduce yourself. You will be amazed by the amount of support you get from women who have struggled with vaginismus. It is so important to have this support because every woman thinks she is the only one suffering from this condition. In addition there is an abundance of educational information about vaginismus as shared by the more than 300 women who have posted remarks about everything from the use of dilators to ways in which to achieve intercourse.

I would like to personally commend the author of this article and YouBeauty for discussing a topic that for too long as been ignored and about which too few doctors understand.

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About Dr. Pacik

Peter Pacik, MD, FACS is a recognized pioneer in treating patients with Botox for vaginismus and the author of When Sex Seems Impossible: Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy. He has been in practice for over thirty years and belongs to a small group of prestigious surgeons who are double board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In 2010, Dr. Pacik received FDA approval to continue his study to treat vaginismus using intravaginal injections of Botox together with progressive dilation under anesthesia.
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