Next ISSM Webinar: Pregnancy and Sexuality
Provoked Vestibulodynia: "Pioneer" Study Examines Shock Wave Treatment
Mark your calendar for the next ISSM webinar!
On Thursday, March 25, 2021, we'll be covering pregnancy and sexuality.
Annamaria Giraldi, ISSM President, will open the session at 2 pm UTC. Padmini Prasad and Woet Gianotten will moderate.
Sharon Parish will discuss what average people should know about sex during pregnancy. Her segment will be followed by a discussion of sex and sexuality after pregnancy and a Q & A session.
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Women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) may benefit from low-intensity shock wave therapy (LISWT), experts say.
Their "pioneer" study was recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Thirty-two women with PVD participated. Twenty-three women received 12 doses of LISWT over the course of 6 weeks. The remaining 9 women received a sham treatment of the same duration.
In assessments of pain and sexual function, women in the LISWT group had greater improvements than the women receiving the sham treatment. They also developed higher pain thresholds.
Find out more about the study.
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