Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia

The V zone: a woman's guide to intimate health care

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Colette Bouchez
Publisher: 
Fireside
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides information on vaginal and vulvar health, as well as common gynaecological conditions, such as vaginitis, yeast infections, painful sex, STIs, vulvodynia, and urinary tract infections.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0684870975
WGYN.B68 2001 (CWHN Offices)
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Includes index.

Vulvodynia health centre

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Women's Health Matters (WHM)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides general information on vulvodynia including a medical description, the diagnosing procedure, suggestions for coping, treatment options, current and future research, the Centre’s own program, FAQs, a resource list, and a glossary of terms.

The vulvodynia survival guide: how to overcome painful vaginal symptoms & enjoy an active lifestyle

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Howard I. Glazer
Gae Rodke
Publisher: 
New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Oakland, CA

Looks at ways to identify vulvodynia and avoid triggers, modify diet to reduce symptoms, find knowledgeable medical help, reduce or eliminate pain, and begin to enjoy healthy sexual relations and daily activities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1572242914
WGYN.G55 2002 (CWHN Offices)
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, May 2003: Vulvodynia is a chronic vulvar discomfort or pain, characterized by burning, stinging, irritation or rawness, and painful intercourse. These symptoms are not caused by an infection or skin disease. And as with most chronic pain conditions, it can have a profound impact on a woman's quality of life, affecting her ability to engage in sexual activity and interfering with daily functioning (e.g., sitting at a desk, engaging in physical exercise, participating in social activities, etc.). These limitations can negatively affect self-image and lead to depression. To make matters worse, when it comes to vulvovaginal pain disorders, there is a true lack of knowledge in the medical community - many doctors do not yet even acknowledge the condition as a real problem with a physical component! As the authors contend, since the medical community is not yet up to speed on vulvodynia, those women who suspect they have this condition must be in the know. They present the reader with medical information and self-help solutions to identify and avoid triggers, modify diet to reduce symptoms, find knowledgeable medical help, reduce or eliminate debilitating pain, and begin to enjoy healthy sexual relations and daily activities.

National Vulvodynia Association

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Forms an organization that works to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders. Educates affected women about vulvodynia to enable them to make informed choices about their treatment.

Primary Telephone: 
301-299-0775
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Fax Number: 
301-299-3999
Street Address: 
PO Box 4491
City: 
Silver Springs
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20914-4491

Vulvar Pain Foundation

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Women with particular health conditions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Primary Telephone: 
910- 226-0704
Fax Number: 
910- 226-8518
Street Address: 
PO Box 177
City: 
Graham
Province: 
North Carolina
Postal/ZIP Code: 
27253
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