Vaginismus is a condition in which involuntary muscle spasm prevents vaginal penetration. The underlying cause is generally a fear that penetration will hurt. Treatment may include behavior therapy such as graduated exposure therapy and gradual vaginal dilatation.
Birth control can help prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available. Speak with your health care provider to help decide which type is right for you and your partner.
A pessary is a prosthetic device that can be inserted into the vagina to support its internal structure. A prolapse occurs when the vagina or another organ in the pelvis slips out of its usual place. The support a pessary provides can help a woman avoid pelvic surgery.
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Before you undergo any major, life-changing medication change or medical procedure, it's understandable that you might want to do a ton of research. Getting an IUD inserted is a little bit of both, so you can bet I asked a lot of questions and did even more research before making the choice to undergo the procedure. But even with all of my research, there were a few things I wish I'd known before getting an IUD inserted for the second time.
Every body is different, and people have a huge variety of experiences with the copper IUD. There are many different brands of copper IUD worldwide, and many of these stories mention the specific brand. Some brands may only be available in certain countries, and may vary slightly in size and how many years they are approved for use.