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Resources & Articles

Resources

Glossary of Terms — a compilation of terms to help you better understand your diagnosis and treatment.

Reference Books — we have created a list of informative literature for your education.

Online Resources —  a list of websites that provide information and support on intimacy and sexual health.


Articles

Diagnosing Chronic Pelvic Pain

The diagnosis of Chronic Pelvic Pain involves a physical exam and some testing, but the most important piece to diagnosing is a thorough review of medical, family and personal histories. more

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual expression and activity are a normal and healthy part of life. Female sexual dysfunction refers to any condition that affects intimate relationships enough to have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. more

Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome refers to pain in the muscles of the pelvic floor that is attributed to PFD. Sometimes it is called proctalgia fugax, coccygodynia, levator ani syndrome, pain in the muscles, or myalgia, can develop in three ways. more

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) refers to any disorder involving the muscles and organs of the pelvic floor. more

Vulvodynia

The vulva consists of the external genital organs of the female including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule. more

What is Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Chronic pelvic pain is an important issue in women’s health care. It is typically defined as pain involving the pelvis, anterior abdominal wall, lower back, and/or buttocks and lasting greater than 6 months. It is a disorder that can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. more

What to Expect

Personal issues involving pelvic pain or intimacy are often difficult to address. No doubt you have many questions, not only about your own experiences but also about our expertise, our approach, our services and what you can expect as a result. To help, we've made a list of commonly asked questions, along with the answers. more

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call our Pelvic Pain & Sexual Medicine clinic at (402) 815-1770.