Treatment of primary vaginismus: a new perspective.

  • Jenifer Shaw
  • Published 1994 in Journal of sex & marital therapy


This paper challenges the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral treatment model for women with primary vaginismus and proposes a conceptual shift from a focus on behavior to a focus on differentiation. Primary vaginismus is viewed as a somatic boundary, a symbolic description of an opportunity for differentiation. Four relevant themes are considered: 1… (More)


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