Socio-Demographical And Clinical Characteristics Of Vaginismus Comparison With Other Female Sexual Dysfunction
Klinik Psikiyatri Dergisi
Objective: Unlike western societies vaginismus is the most frequent sexual dysfunction in patients admitted to sexual dysfunction outpatient clinics in Turkey. Ýn this study it was aimed to investigate the sociodemographical and clinical differences between vaginismus and other sexual dysfunctions. Method: 49 patients with vaginismus and 60 patients with other sexual dysfunction disorders who admitted to sexual dysfunction outpatient unit in a year were enrolled in the study. Ýn this study
... Ýn this study Socio -demographical and sexual behaviour scale and clinical characteristics scale prepared by clinicans were used. Results: Patients with vaginismus had higher marriage age and lower admnistiration age compared to other sexual dysfunction disorders. When we compared family attitude and sexual education we found that both groups had similar scores. Sexual activity before marriage and desire, arousal, orgasm in current sexual activity scores were higher in patients with vaginismus compared to patients with other sexual dysfunction disorders. Conclusion: In our studt there were no differences in terms of cultural variables. When cross-cultural differences in prevalance rates of vaginismus is considered to determine possible etiologic factors it will be important to compare them to groups that have sexual problems not only health controls.