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Sexual pain, or pain in the pelvic region that occurs during vaginal penetration, can occur in women of any age.

The symptoms of sexual pain vary and are unique to each woman. Some women may have pain with using tampons, during gynaecological examinations and also with sexual activity.

Around 40% of all women will experience sexual dysfunction during their lifetime, and about one in seven will experience some form of sexual pain.

How can a Women’s Health Physio help?

An experienced pelvic health physiotherapist will assess your condition, your individual circumstances and your current level of function. The cause of sexual pain is often a result of several factors, so with your consent your physiotherapist will communicate with your GP or specialist doctor to ensure that all of your needs are met.

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