For Health Practitioners

Period Pain

Period pain is the commonest type of pelvic pain, but what’s normal? None of us know what another woman’s pain is like

Pelvic Pain in Women and AFAB

To get an idea of how many girls and women may be affected we can look at information from New Zealand and the USA. If Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) is defined as pelvic pain on most days for more than six months, then it is estimated to affect 15% of American women and 25% of New Zealand women.


Endometriosis is a common condition affecting around 5 or 10 in 100 women. It is a problem because it can cause pain, scarring and sometimes trouble getting pregnant.


A Laparoscopy is an operation used to look inside the abdomen and treat certain types of pelvic pain in women – especially endometriosis.

Painful Sex – Women

Painful sex is distressing.  As well as the physical pain, there is the emotional pain women feel when they are unable to enjoy sex with their partner. No one feels like having sex if it hurts, but it’s easy for your partner to feel like you don’t care. What causes painful sex? There are lots […]

Vulval Pain

The Vulva is the area of skin between your legs. It includes the labia, which are the flaps of skin that surround the opening of the vagina. There are many different conditions that can make this area painful or irritated. It may be painful due to an infection such as thrush. It may be painful due to a skin condition like dermatitis or lichen sclerosis.

Video Animation for Women

You may have had pelvic pain for too long, but are you new at putting it all together and understanding what it means?

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Persistent genital arousal disorder – also called PGAD – might sound like an unusual condition, but it does happen. And it’s distressing to those who are affected. Another name for this condition is Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS).