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Publications

 

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Sadownik, L. A., Smith, K. B., Hui, A., & Brotto, L. A. (2016). The impact of a woman’s dyspareunia and its treatment on her intimate partner: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, epub ahead of print.
  • Lester, R. A., Brotto, L. A., Sadownik, L. A. (2015). Provoked vestibulodynia and the health care implications of comorbid pain conditions. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada, 37(11), 995-1005.
  • Yong, P., Sadownik, L. A. & Brotto, L. A. (2015). Concurrent deep-superficial dyspareunia: prevalence, associations, and outcomes in a multidisciplinary vulvodynia program. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 1, 219-227.
  • Brotto, L. A., Yong, P., Smith, K. B. & Sadownik, L. A. (2015). Impact of a multidisciplinary vulvodynia program on sexual functioning and dyspareunia. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12(1), 238-247.
  • Brotto, L. A., Sadownik, L., Thomson, S., Dayan, M., Smith, K. B., Seal, B. N., Moses, M., & Zhang, A. (2014). A comparison of demographic and psychosexual characteristics of women with primary versus secondary provoked vestibulodynia. Clinical Journal of Pain, 30(5), 428-435.
  • Sadownik, L. A., Seal, B. N., & Brotto, L. A. (2012). Provoked Vestibulodynia—Women’s experience of participating in a Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 9, 1086–1093.
  • Sadownik, L. A., Seal, B. N., & Brotto, L. A. (2012). Provoked Vestibulodynia: A qualitative exploration of women’s experiences. BC Medical Journal, 54, 22-28.

 

Conference Presentations

Invited Talks

  • Sadownik, L. A. Update on vulvodynia. XXI World Congress Federation of International Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO): October 08, 2015; Vancouver, BC.
  • Brotto, L. A. Is it all in my head? Multidisciplinary Treatment of Provoked Vestibulodynia. Department of Ob/Gyn, Queen’s University: February 27, 2014; Kingston, ON.
  • Brotto, L. A. & Sadownik, L. A. Vulvodynia: Development of a Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program.  Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada annual clinical meeting: June 14, 2013; Calgary, AB.
  • Sadownik, L. A. Vulvar dermatoses: Lessons learnt from the Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program. Invited presenter: Meeting of the Seattle Gynecologic Society: September, 2011; Seattle, USA.
  • Brotto, L. A. Mindfulness in the treatment of women’s sexual difficulties. Invited plenary address, World Association of Sexology: June 2011; Glasgow, Scotland.

Paper Presentations

  • Smith, K. B., Sadownik, L. S., Basson, R., & Brotto, L. A. Pregnancy and childbirth among women with chronic genital. Pregnancy and the Mind Research Symposium: November 2015; Vancouver, BC.
  • Yong, P., Sadownik, L., & Brotto, A. Concurrent deep-superficial dyspareunia: prevalence, associations, and outcomes. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Canada June 2014; Ottawa, Canada,  Winner, Best Oral Presentation (Gynecology).
  • Sadownik, L., Van Tongeren, C., Smith, K., Basson, R., & Brotto, L. A partner’s perspective of the impact of provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the 22nd Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvar Diseases: October 2013; Royal Caribbean Cruise, Mediterranean.
  • Van Tongren, C., Sadownik, L. Smith, K., Basson, R., & Brotto, L. Provoked Vestibulodynia and impact on the relationship: A partner’s perspective. UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Annual Academic Day: March 2013; Vancouver, BC.
  • Brotto, L. A. A multidisciplinary vulvodynia program for treating women with Provoked Vestibulodynia. Canadian Pain Society: May 2012; Whistler, BC.
  • Moses, M. H., Brotto, L. A., Smith, K. B., Sadownik, L. A., & Thompson, S. Seeking treatment for provoked vestibulodynia: A descriptive analysis of previous healthcare experiences. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health: February 2012; Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Moses, M. H., Brotto, L. A., Smith, K. B., Sadownik, L. A., & Thompson, S. Patient characteristics and previous health care experiences among women seeking treatment for provoked vestibulodynia. Brief communication presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum: September 2011; Vancouver, BC.
  • Sadownik, L. A., Brotto, L. A., Seal, B. N., Dayan, M., & Thomson, S. Impact of a Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program on women with Provoked Vestibulodynia. Oral paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Vulvar Diseases Scientific Congress: Sept 2011; Paris, France.
  • Brotto, L. A. Mindfulness-based CBT and women’s sexual dysfunction: applications for low desire, sexual distress, and provoked vestibulodynia. Paper presented at the World Association of Sexology: June 2011; Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Sadownik, L A., Brotto, L. A., Seal, B., Dayan, M., & Thomson, S. Provoked Vestibulodynia: A retrospective study of women’s experiences before diagnosis. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Canada: June 2011; Vancouver, BC.
  • Brotto, L. A., & Sadownik, L. A. Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program: Patient characteristics and program efficacy. Grand Rounds presentation to the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: May 2011; Vancouver, BC.
  • Sadownik, L. A., & Brotto, L. A. Provoked Vestibulodynia: An exploration of experiences. Paper presented at the International Conference for the Study of Vulvar Diseases: September 2009; Edinburgh, Scotland.

Poster Presentations

  • Smith, K. B., Brotto, L. A., Basson, R., & Sadownik, L. Pregnancy and childbirth fears and reproductive intentions in women with provoked vestibulodynia. Society for Sex Research and Therapy, 39th annual meeting: April 2014; Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Smith, K. B., Brotto, L. A., Therrien, S., Basson, R., & Sadownik, L. Fear of child birth among women with provoked vestibulodynia. Canadian Sex Research Forum annual meeting: October 2014; Kingston, ON.
  • Jackowich, R. A., & Brotto, L. A. Associations of dyspareunia, sexual functioning, and sexual well-being in women diagnosed with provoked vestibulodynia and a history of sexual assault. Canadian Sex Research Forum annual meeting: October 2014; Kingston, ON.
  • Smith, K. B., Brotto, L. A., Sadownik, L., Basson, R., & Goldsmith, K. A review of pregnancy and childbirth outcomes in vulvodynia. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research: March 2012; Chicago, USA .
  • Sadownik, L. A., Brotto, L. A., Seal, B. N., Dayan, M. & Thomson, S. Impact of a Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program on women with Provoked Vestibulodynia. Annual meeting of the Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Canada: June 2011;  Vancouver, BC .