For adult women with herpes, recurrent or complex vaginitis, consider a referral to the Infectious Disease Clinic at BC Women’s Hospital.
For young women (<18 years of age) and or girls consider a referral to a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist. In Vancouver, patients can be referred to Dr. Debra Millar, Dr Ellen Giesbrecht, and/or Dr. Nicole Todd. Click for referral form.
For adult women with sexual concerns (including sexual pain) consider a referral to the BC Centre for Sexual Medicine. The Centre offers assessment and treatment of: difficulties with sexual interest, arousal and orgasm; experience of pain associated with sexual activities; problems in completing chosen sexual acts such as intercourse.
For women with pelvic pain or deep dyspareunia consider a referral to the Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at BC Women’s Hospital. The Centre offers an interdisciplinary approach to chronic pelvic pain that includes a combination of pain education workshops, pelvic floor physiotherapy, clinical counselling, medical management and surgery (including advanced excisional laparoscopic surgery).
Vulvodynia Treatment Resources 2020 Resources for evidenced-based psychological supports to manage pain, but also to help women and their partners to get back to having a happy and healthy sex life.
You may find alternate resources on Vulvodynia here. We’ve included books, websites, links to audio recordings on vulvodynia, sexual health, mindfulness, mood and chronic pain.
National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) has put out a NVA Self-Help Guide. This guide was created to answer many of your questions about vulvodynia and its treatment, and to offer suggestions for improving your quality of life.