Dyspareunia

Publication Title: 
Archives of Sexual Behavior

Despite the high prevalence of genital pain in healthy young adult women, limited research has addressed genital pain during intercourse using contemporary models of multidimensional sexual function. The objectives of this study were threefold: (1) to identify differences in sexual functioning in women who experience genital pain compared to pain free women; (2) to identify predictors of sexual functioning in women with and without genital pain; and (3) to identify predictors of sexual satisfaction in women with and without genital pain.

Author(s): 
Farmer, Melissa A.
Meston, Cindy M.
Publication Title: 
Przegla̧d Lekarski

The study presents a literature review on the benefits and risk of the routine episiotomy during the second stage of labour. Perineal trauma complications as well as perinatal outcomes are discussed. The risk of stress incontinence and sexual dysfunction are described. New techniques for improve of perinatal outcomes and prevention of post partum incontinence are described. Routine episiotomy gives poor effects in many cases. Perineal massage during pregnancy, waterbirth, are most interesting methods to avoid routine episiotomy and improve the quality of life in post partum women.

Author(s): 
Korczyński, Jerzy
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Previous reports have identified mechanical disorders of the lumbar spine as a cause of pelvic pain and organic dysfunction (PPOD) in patients with low back pain. Less common however, are reports of mechanically induced pelvic pain and organic dysfunction in patients without accompanying low back pain. This report details the examination findings and treatment response of a patient with pelvic pain, organic dysfunction and clinical evidence of lower sacral nerve root compression (LSNRC) in whom low back pain was not an accompanying finding.

Author(s): 
Browning, J. E.

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