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Letters Vaginismus

Patients’ perceptions

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 11 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3267
  1. Ann G Parker, retired doctor and former member, Institute of Psychosexual Medicine1
  1. 1Ross on Wye, Herefordshire HR9 5BH
  1. dkparker{at}

    The clinical review on vaginismus does not discuss patients’ perceptions of what is inside them.1 Despite widespread sexual education, a fact remains: men can see and handle their genitals, whereas women have to find out what they have, which …

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