For Health Practitioners

Advanced, Research-Backed Male Underwear for Fertility and Post Operative Care

The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is committed to advancing men’s health, particularly in the post-operative phase, and improving male fertility through evidence-based solutions. We are pleased to introduce Cool Beans Underwear, a scientifically developed undergarment designed to support men’s reproductive health and pain. Cool Beans Underwear integrates a pioneering approach to thermal regulation, essential […]

Characterisation of Generalised and Vulvar Pain in EDS/HSD and/or Vuvlodynia

University of Illionois, Chicago – College of Nursing Dr Jennifer Glayzer PhD and RN Research Team:  Primary Investigator: Dr Judith Schlaeger (PhD CNM) Dr Jennifer Glayzer Dr William Kobak Dr Bethany Bray Summary: Women (or AFAB individuals) with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a genetic connective tissue disorder, have an alarming 77% rate of dyspareunia (vaginal pain […]

Understanding the Healthcare Needs of People Living with Pelvic Pain

University of Tasmania, School of Psychological Sciences Chief Investigator: Dr Leesa Van Niekerk PhD Researcher: Ms Cate Andrews Investigators: Dr Kim Jose, Dr Marie-Louise Bird Summary: This study aims to understand the healthcare needs of people living with pelvic pain through qualitative one-on-one interviews. The study is open to all Australian women and gender diverse […]

Female Genital Mutilation

When we think of FGM, we think of the physical changes to the structure of the clitoris and vulva. It is easy to overlook that FGM is also a condition associated with pain, and it may be the pain following FGM that is one of the most distressing and life changing aspects of FGM. FGM […]

Pelvic Pain After Pregnancy

Around 1 in 4 women have some pelvic pain at 3 months after having a baby. That’s common. As many causes of these pains naturally improve, only around 1 in 10 women still have pain by 8 months after thebirth.   What causes pelvic pain after having a baby? Pregnancy and birth involve a wide variety […]

Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

What is pelvic pain in pregnancy (PGP)? Pregnancy comes with a lot of changes to your body. Some people, including those who had bad period painbefore they became pregnant, may find they have less pain in pregnancy. Others, including some women who had no pain concerns before pregnancy, develop new pains associated with the muscles, […]