Writing from her conversations with women who have suffered from vaginismus--an involuntary spasm of the vaginal muscles, preventing penetration--as well as from professionals who treat the condition, Valins offers a practical and compassionate guide for understanding the condition and its causes.
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In her description of vaginismus, a spasm of the vaginal muscles that prevents penetration, Valins relies heavily on her personal struggle with this poorly understood condition. She also draws on the professional literature, interviews, and/or correspondence with experts, and personal accounts from other vaginismus sufferers. Valins outlines the multitude of causes, the types of therapy available, and the difficulties a patient may experience in seeking help. Valins's openness and honesty about her own experience provides reassurance to the woman with vaginismus while making the condition understandable to other interested readers. The book provides a valuable list of organizations, practitioners, and other resources available to women who think they may suffer from vaginismus. The lack of consumer-oriented material on this subject makes this book a "must have" for any library seeking a comprehensive women's health collection.
- KellyJo Houtz Parish, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Sch. of Medicine Lib.
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