Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Therapeutic implications for couples

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The author examines vulvarvestibulitis 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)
Title of host publicationFeminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781317786924
ISBN (Print)9780789025463
StatePublished - Jan 2 2014


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


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