Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Therapeutic implications for couples

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Abstract

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
Volume15
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2004

Keywords

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

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