top of page


American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., tex rev.). 

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

Anğın, A. D., Gün, İ., Sakin, Ö., Çıkman, M. S., Eserdağ, S., & Anğın, P. (2020). Effects of predisposing factors on the success and treatment period in vaginismus. JBRA Assisted Reproduction, 24(2), 180-188.


Berzoff, J., & Drisko, J. (2015). What clinical social workers need to know: Bio-psycho-social knowledge and skills for the twenty first century. Clinical Social Work Journal, 43(3), 263–273.

  Carvalho, Vieira, A. L., & Nobre, P. (2011). Latent structures of female sexual functioning. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(4), 907–917.

Dolezal, L., & Lyons, B. (2017). Health-related shame: An affective determinant of health? Medical Humanities, 43(4), 257–263.

Fadul, R., Garcia, R., Zapata-Boluda, R., Aranda-Pastor, C., Brotto, L., Parron-Carreño, T., & Alarcon-Rodriguez, R. (2019). Psychosocial correlates of vaginismus diagnosis: A case-control study. Journal of Sex & Marital therapy, 45(1), 73-83.

First, M. B., & Westen, D. (2007). Classification for clinical practice: How to make ICD and DSM better able to serve clinicians. International Review of Psychiatry, 19(5), 473-481.


Gehlert, S., & Browne, T. (2011). Handbook of Health Social Work (2nd ed.). John Wiley & sons.

Holmberg, M., Arver, S. & Dhejne, C. (2020). Improving sexual function and pleasure in transgender persons. In Y. Binik & K.S, Hall (Ed.), Principals and Practices of Sex Therapy. (6th ed., pp.423-336). Guilford Press.

Lahaie, M., Boyer, S. C., Amsel, R., Khalife, S., & Binik, Y. M. (2010). Vaginismus: A review of the literature on the classification, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment. Women’s Health, 6(5), 705–719.

Macey, K., Gregory, A., Nunns, D., & das Nair, R. (2015). Women's experiences of using vaginal trainers (dilators) to treat vaginal penetration difficulties diagnosed as vaginismus: A qualitative interview study. BMC

Reissing, E. D. (2012). Consultation and treatment history and causal attributions in an online sample of women with lifelong and acquired vaginismus. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9(1), 251-258.


Teitelman, A. M. (2004). Adolescent girls' perspectives of family interactions related to menarche and sexual health. Qualitative Health Research, 14(9), 1292- 1308.

Ünal, G. T., Onur, Ö. Ş., & Erten, E. (2020). Comparison of vaginal penetration cognitions and metacognitions between women with genito-pelvic pain and penetration disorder and healthy controls. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17(5), 964-974.

bottom of page