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MTV True Life Episode

The NVA extends its appreciation to Tamra, Tess and Tali, the courageous young women who shared their personal stories of finding help and hope for vulvodynia, vaginismus and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction on MTV True Life. You can now watch the full episode online


Dr. Oz Show Features Vulvodynia Segment

Dr. Oz discussed the diagnosis and treatment of vulvodynia with Jennifer Ashton, MD, a New Jersey-based obstetrician-gynecologist and CBS News medical correspondent. The segment also featured interviews with Lisa and Debbie, two vulvodynia sufferers, as well as with Christin Veasley, NVA's associate executive director, and her husband Melvin. (Pictured left to right: Chris, Debbie, Lisa, Melvin)

Click here to view a 5-minute clip of the segment.
Click here to read thorough a summary of the entire segment


ABC’s 20/20 Features Segment on Sexual Pain, Vulvodynia

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Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC’s Chief Medical Editor, discussed the diagnosis and treatment of painful intercourse on 20/20 with Andrew Goldstein, MD, and Amy Stein, MPT. Dr. Goldstein directs the Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, DC, and New York City. Ms. Stein, a New York-based physical therapist, specializes in the treatment of pelvic and urogynecological pain disorders. The segment also featured the stories of two women, as well as an interview with Christin Veasley, NVA's associate executive director, and her husband Melvin. To view the segment online, click here.

Click here to see new books on vulvodynia by Dr. Goldstein, Ms. Stein and others.

The National Vulvodynia Association is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve women's lives through education, support, advocacy and research funding. The NVA is not a medical authority and strongly recommends that you consult your own health care provider regarding any course of treatment or medication.