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Genital Pain Disorder in Women

1h 24m

Johannes Bitzer

Professor of Ob/Gyn & Psychotherapist
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Content and Aim: This lecture gives a description of the conditions of dyspareunia, vaginism, vestibulodynia and vulvodynia (provoked, unprovoked, mixed). The lecturer aims to give practical suggestions and organizes this lecture around four clinical types of pain that are quite discrete in clinical practice and have different clinical presentation. The assessment steps that need to be followed in genital pain are described. In addition, treatment options according to the type of pain is described.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know the key aspects of pain disorders in women
  2. Be familiar with the clinical presentation of sexual pain disorder in women
  3. Know the prevalence and association with age
  4. Understand the differences between four different types of pain, their different clinical presentation, underlying causes and the respective treatment approach.

Produced in 2020

Johannes Bitzer

Professor of Ob/Gyn & Psychotherapist
Lecturer & Supervisor

Johannes Bitzer, MD, is Former Chairman and Professor em of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospitals of the University of Basel.

He is former president of the European Society of Contraception and of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Director of the knowledge based assessment in the education committee of EBCOG. He was a member of the Executive Board of ESSM. Former President of the Swiss Society of Sexology He is presently member of the Board of ISSM Member of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine Fellow of the International Society for the Studies of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Director of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sexual Medicine at the Advanced Study Center of the University of Basel Lecturer at the ESSM School Editor in Chief of The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His scientific work includes female sexual health in the context of gynecological disorders, life course approach to female sexual dysfunction, contraceptive counselling, care for women in the peri and postmenopause, sexual and reproductive health and the interface between obstetrics/gynecology and psychology/psychiatry, which includes infertility counselling and psychooncology and sexooncology He has more than 200 peer reviewed publications, has edited three books, written 20 book chapters and given more than 300 invited lectures and workshops. 

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