Chronic Vulvar and Vaginal Pain in the Media

Below are links to various media outlets that have featured stories on chronic vulvar and vaginal pain. The resources listed are for information purposes only.  Referral to these sources and sites does not imply the endorsement of the NVA.  Further, the NVA does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these web sites.  These lists are not meant to be comprehensive.  The exclusion of a source or site does not reflect the quality of that source or site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without notice.



SLATE: August 2021

ABC News: March 2021

Glamour: December 2020

Women’sHealth: February 2020

Sex For Every Body: February 2020

YourPaceYoga: August 2019

Eurek Alert: May 2019

THE Sun: May 2019

RealClearLife: January 2019

Jamaica Observer: December 2018

The Broadcast: November 2018

SELF: September 2017

ROMPER: July 2017

ROMPER: July 2017 September 2016

health essentials: October 2015 August 2015

PrWeb: July 2015

U.S. News: May 2015 March 2014

Pelvic Guru: August 2013



Why painful sex can plague women at any age
Erin Blakemore
The Washington Post: October 20, 2019

Opinion: Women’s health problems deserve attention
Casey Pimentel
The Daily Reveille: October 26, 2017

When sex is painful: ‘A lot of women think it’s their fault’
Sorcha Pollak
The Irish Times: January 5, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Women find menopausal relief with high-tech MonaLisa Touch laser 
Meredith Engel
Daily News: May 28, 2015



What Happens to Relationships When Sex Hurts
Ashley Fetters
November 2019

11 Things You Need To Know About Your Vulva
Hannah Smothers
Cosmopolitan: January 2018

What Living With Vaginismus Is Like
Aysha Mahmood
teenVOGUE: September 2017

Um, Doctors Really Need to Start Taking Women’s Sexual Problems Seriously
Suzannah Weiss
GLAMOUR: September 2017

I Needed Physical Therapy To Fix My “Broken” Vagina
Hanna LoPatin
Cosmopolitan: February 2017

5 reasons why sex might painful for you
Karen Gordon
HEARST: March 2016

Lena Dunham’s “TMI” power: Opening up about her own body smashes stigmas around women’s health
Mary Elizabeth Williams
SALON: February 2016

Are Shorts Messing With Your Vulva?
Elizabeth Narins
Cosmopolitan: July 2015

Secret Suffering: How Sexual Pain Affects Relationships
PainPathways: June 2015

Asking for a Friend: What’s Causing My Itchy Vagina?
Mirel Ketchiff
Shape: May 2015