Center for Gynecology & Cosmetics
Mon - Thur 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Fri 8:00AM - 3:30PM

Two Saturdays a month 9:00AM-12:00PM

(312) 574 - 3434

312 N May Street, Suite 110

Chicago, IL 60607

Unconsummated Marriages/Relationships and Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a term that has traditionally been utilized to describe “vaginal spasms” or hypertonic pelvic floor muscle contractions. Vaginismus is a condition of involuntary contraction of the pelvic floor muscle group leading to painful and/or impossible vaginal penetration. Vaginismus is a physical disorder separate from disorders of pain, such as vulvodynia, that can cause vaginal spasm and it is a psychologic disorder that is personified by anxiety and fear of penetration. Many times vaginismus can be a leading cause of unconsummated relationships/marriage and can occur concurrently with erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation disorders. It impacts a variety of women but is commonly seen in Southeast Asian, Arab and Muslim women in general . Dr. Rahman is a leader in treating this population for their sexual complaints and will work with you and your partner to improve the quality of your relationship and sex life!