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Vaginismus: Fear or Experience of Pain I WEBINAR I May 18 @ 1pm EST
May 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - June 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm EDT$10.00
What is vaginismus and how might it impact the experiences and identities of our clients in birth or reproductive support?
This one (1) hour webinar will explore the definition of vaginismus, both clinically and through personal profiles, and how pain or the fear of pain may have implications for sexuality, reproductive preparedness and outcome, relationships, self-identity, and feelings of self-worth or ability.
1-6% of persons with a vagina have been diagnosed with vaginismus, however healthcare providers and researchers believe it is a much more common concern and that it goes undiagnosed because of the stigmas associated with sexuality, body acceptance, and the lack of comfort with discussing such concerns in a clinical setting.
This webinar has set the goal to bust open the conversation on this silent condition and to create a body-positive and sex-positive space to explore vaginismus further.
How can it impact perinatal care?
How can it impact postpartum relationships?
What are suggestions for decreasing pain in a trauma-focused and consensual space?
Emotional well-being, physiological considerations, systemic barriers, and accommodating props will all be explored in our busy but important hour together!
Why is this important to birth workers? Knowing how to support clients and their concerns about pain, particularly as it may relate to vaginismus, helps to change the narrative about dysfunction, illness, and accepting what does not need to be “normal” when normal causes emotional and psychological suffering. By becoming informed you can inform!
When: May 18 @ 1pm EST *recorded for playback*
Cost: $10 per participant
Where: Good ‘ol Zoom (link emailed the morning of the webinar to all registrants)
Worth 1 CEU credit.