A Common Problem
With Low Awareness
1 in 10 women
8 in 10 doctors are NOT trained to treat vaginismus
MANY experience shame about their body
ALL doctors SHOULD be trained
The picture is rectangular shape.
The first box reads, “Percent of women diagnosed with vaginismus.” With the number 10 to the left of the image of 10 women.
The second box reads, “Percent of women who describe feelings of shame, depression, anxiety, or anticipatory fears about sex.” With the number 100 to the left of the image of 10 women,
The third box reads, “Percent of partners struggling with their partner’s vaginismus.” The number 100 is to the left of the image of 10 women, all colored in the shade of orange.
"If we can’t have sex, he won’t touch me. I feel so alone"
"I felt broken"
Treatment protocols are inconsistent, at different starting points even with similar providers.
This graphic is very busy and confusing to follow, similarly to what patients with vaginismus experience when trying to find appropraite care and treatment.
The infographic titled "Why Treatment Gets Complicated" offers an insightful look into the three different access points for painful penetration: doctor, mental health, and physical therapy. Each access point is presented like a post-it note in the colors pink, blue, and yellow, respectively. With this visual representation, you can quickly and easily understand the complicated process of treating pain.