Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Therapeutic implications for couples

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The author examines vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, a women's health condition that is rarely discussed in family therapy literature. An argument is made regarding the relevancy to couple therapists. A review of diagnosis, prevalence rates, and treatment is provided. The empirical research findings for psychological, interpersonal, and sexual correlates are presented, and implications for couple therapists are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - May 11 2004


  • Couple therapy
  • Feminist psychotherapy
  • Medical family therapy
  • Sex therapy
  • Vulvar vestibulitis
  • Women's health


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