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Vulvodynia (Recurrent Genital Pain) Studies

Daily Goals in Couples with Vulvodynia

A Comparison of Couple Therapy and Medical Treatment for Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD)

 

Learn More about Vulvodynia (Recurrent Genital Pain)

Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is an acute recurrent pain localized within the vulvar vestibule (i.e., the entrance to the vagina). PVD is primarily triggered by contact to the area during sexual intercourse. Approximately 12 to 15% of pre-menopausal women have PVD. It disrupts the sexual functioning and overall quality of life of affected women and their intimate partners.

 

Pregnancy and Postpartum Studies

Transition to Parenthood Study (Couples, 12-18 weeks pregnant)

Genito-pelvic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum (Ongoing, but no longer recruiting)

The Couples Addition to the Childbirth Study (Recruiting partners of those enrolled in the Genito-pelvic Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum Study)

Studies for Couples Experiencing Low Sexual Desire or Interest

Couples Coping with Low Sexual Interest/Arousal

 

Studies Regarding Couples and Sex

The Code Study – A Couples Sexuality and Relationship Study

Sexual Well-being and Intimacy for LGBTQ+ Couples

Sexual Well-being and Intimacy for Couples Living Together

 

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Studies

Because of the nature of research (i.e., an emphasis on the majority) much relationship and sexuality research excludes individuals who are not cis-gender or heterosexual, but we are making an effort to expend our research so that we can welcome all individuals and couples to participate as often as we can. We still have some studies that are not a good fit for all individuals, but here are our current studies that are inclusive. Other criteria may apply to participate. 

Open to LGBTQ+ couples.

Sexual Well-being and Intimacy for LGBTQ+ Couples

The Code Study – A Couples Sexuality and Relationship Study

Open to all parents who are preparing for the arrival of their first child

Transition to Parenthood Study (LGTBQ+ Couples, 12-18 weeks pregnant) 

Open to couples where one female-bodied member of the couple experiences pain during sex

Daily Goals in Couples with Vulvodynia

A Comparison of Couple Therapy and Medical Treatment for Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD)

Open to couples where one, or both, members experience low sexual desire or interest

Couples Coping with Low Sexual Interest/Arousal

 


I wanted to participate in the research study because vulvodynia is a couple’s issue. I feel it is important to support research that may help us, other couples, and those in the medical field gather more information about this condition.

(Julia, 31 years old)