Vulvodynia in the Media

Below please find links to radio and television shows, as well as blogs and newspaper and magazine articles, that have featured vulvodynia. 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.



netdoctor: March 2017

BRAZEN WOMAN: January 2017

BUSTLE: October 2016

BUSTLE: June 2016

sheknows: April 2016

BUSTLE: January 2016

REFINERY29: January 2016

Broadly: December 2015

newsbeat: 2015

National Pain Report: October 2015

mindbodygreen: June 2015

University of Rochester Medical Center: February 2015

The Coast: May 2014



Women with Chronic Pain Disorder Struggle to be Diagnosed
Valerie Lapointe
Medill Reports Chicago: February 9, 2016

Understanding changes in the brain key to treating vulvodynia
Lori A. Brotto
Globe and Mail: April 23, 2015

New Insights into Genital Pain in Women
Jane Brody
New York Times: January 29, 2008

HBO aside, vulvodynia can be painfully true story
Wendy Navratil
Chicago Tribune: June 13, 2001

No Laughing Matter: A below-the-belt joke in Sex and the City’s season premiere proves not so funny in real life
Susan Ferraro
New York Daily News: June 7, 2001



Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Schooled In Women’s Health After Tweeting That Sex Can’t Hurt
Korin Miller
SELF: March 2016

A Couple Opens Up About The Very Real Pain Of Vulvodynia
Amanda Schupak
SELF: February 2016

Is Painful Sex Normal?
Hannah Smothers
Cosmopolitan: February 2016

This Mysterious, Painful Medical Condition Makes Sex Almost Impossible
Hannah Smothers
Cosmopolitan: January 2016

Multidisciplinary Approach Benefits Provoked Vestibulodynia
MD Magazine: November 2014

Vulvodynia and Hispanics: Why Are You More At Risk?
Cristina Arreola
Latina: February 2014

“I Have Vulvodynia…So I, Um, Botoxed My Vagina”
Korin Miller
Cosmopolitan: May 2013

Surgery For Vulvar Pain
Joanna Karpasea-Jones
EmpowHer: February 2012

Botox Saved my Life
Corey Binns
MarieClaire: August 2011

Talking About Sexual Dysfunction
Elijah Wolfson February 2010

When Sex Wouldn’t Stop Hurting
Chloe Angyal December 2010

9 Things You Should Ask Your Gynecologist
Sarah Jio
Woman’s Day: January 2010

12 Ways to Make Your Love Life Sizzle Again
Amy Beal April 2009

A Longtime Vulvodynia Patient Finally Gets Help from a Pain Specialist
Louise Sloan September 2008

Coping with 5 Common Sex Problems
Lindsay Lyon, Adam Voiland, Sarah Baldauf
US News & World Report: September 2008

Pelvic Problems that Affect Your Sex Life
Heather Morgan Shott
WebMD: May/June 2008

Help for Intimate Pain
Denise Foley
Prevention: November 2007

Your (Very Personal) Health at 20, 30, 40 and 50
Andrea Cooper
Redbook: October 2007

Help! What can I do about vaginal burning?
Dr. Judith Reichman
Today Health: December 2005



Dr. Paul Christo’s “Aches and Gains”
Podcasts (Sexual Pain: Part 1 and Part 2): January 2012



Dr. Oz Show: January 2010

MTV True Life: December 2010

ABC 7 :November 2009

The Doctors: August 2009

20/20: August 2009

Seeking Solutions with Suzanne: January 2007

Sex and the City: June 2001