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, http://prc.coh.org/pdf/5298.pdf. (Note 15)
Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada, Coping Skills, http://www.nsnet.org/idacan/coping.html (Note 15)
The American Chronic Pain Association, Ten Steps From Patient to Person, The Chronicle, Volume 20, Issue 3, http://www.theacpa.org/people/ten_steps.asp. (Note 15)
About.com: Sexuality, http://sexuality.about.com/od/talkingwithpartners/ht/raisingissues.php and http://sexuality.about.com/od/improvingsexcommunication/a/ground_rules.php. (Notes 16-17)
Ortho-McNeil’s Pain in the Workplace Survey, http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org/articles/894/pain-in-the-workplace. (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.