Therapy for vaginismus: in vivo versus in vitro desensitization.

  title={Therapy for vaginismus: in vivo versus in vitro desensitization.},
  author={Ulrich Schnyder and C Schnyder-L{\"u}thi and Pietro Ballinari and A Blaser},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={43 9},
OBJECTIVE To verify the effectiveness of desensitization exercises with dilators in the treatment of vaginismus, while comparing 2 therapeutic variations with differing instruction procedures ("in vivo" versus "in vitro") during the desensitization exercises. METHOD A consecutive random sample of 44 female outpatients in sexual therapy were divided into groups for either treatment on a random basis. All patients were treated until the symptoms abated on the basis of a structured therapy… CONTINUE READING