The NVA would like to express appreciation to the following individuals and institutions that allowed us to adapt printed materials for this guide:

Elizabeth Gunther Stewart, MD and Paula Spencer, The V Book, Bantam Books © 2002. (Notes 1-12)

M. Kathleen McTigue, MD and Debra Herbencik, PhD, What you should know about vulvar self-examination. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 2002. (Note 13)

National Pain Education Council, (Note 14)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Pain Management Fact Sheet. (Note 15)

Ellen Mohr Catalano, MA and Kimeron N. Hardin, The Chronic Pain Control Workbook, New Harbinger Publications © 1996. (Note 15)

Misha Backonja, MD, Debra Gordon, RN, MS, et. al., Coping with Your Chronic Pain, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics © 2001, (Note 15)

Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada, Coping Skills, (Note 15)

The American Chronic Pain Association, Ten Steps From Patient to Person, The Chronicle, Volume 20, Issue 3, (Note 15) Sexuality, and (Notes 16-17)

Ortho-McNeil’s Pain in the Workplace Survey, (Note 18)

Amy Kaler, PhD, Life with Vulvodynia: What Would You Tell a Newly Diagnosed Woman? NVA News, Winter 2003 issue. (Note 19)

Dawn Danby and Paul Waggoner, illustrators of The V Book by Stewart and Spencer, Bantam Books © 2002.

Howard Glazer, PhD, Co-author of The Vulvodynia Survival Guide, New Harbinger Publication © 2002.

Robert Moldwin, MD, The Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide, New Harbinger Publications © 2000.