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Degrees of severity in vaginismus
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Degrees of severity in vaginismus

Vaginismus is a condition that occurs more often than we think. Women affected by vaginismus of vaginism suffer an involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles that impedes any form of penetration—from sexual intercourse to gynecological examinations, insertion of menstrual cups or tampons...

Vaginismus has been classified into four degrees according to its severity. As one can see in this chart, with degree 1 vaginismus, intercourse is possible with reassurance. From degree 2 onwards, symptoms get worse, and for women with degree 4 vaginism, penetration is impossible.

By (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist), MD (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 12/11/2017