Patient Booklets

NVA has developed four educational booklets that can be viewed instantly and downloaded at our Online Resource Center. To obtain a printed copy, please contact the NVA by phone (301-949-5114) or e-mail (gigi@nva.org). If you are a health care provider and would like to view a sample or purchase copies for your office, please contact Gigi Brecheen, NVA’s administrator at gigi@nva.org or 301-949-5114.

 

I Have Vulvodynia – What Do I Need to Know?Written from both the gynecological and chronic pain perspectives, this booklet features important self-help strategies for alleviating vulvar pain and maintaining sexual intimacy. It will help women with vulvodynia to make educated decisions about their health care and build strong partnerships with their health care providers.

Vulvodynia, Pregnancy and ChildbirthNVA’s 40-page Pregnancy booklet, the first resource on the subject written specifically for women with vulvodynia, includes information on conception through the postpartum period. In addition to describing alternate methods of conception and childbirth options, it offers advice on minimizing vulvar pain during pregnancy.

My Partner Has Vulvodynia – What Do I Need to Know?After reading this booklet, partners will have a better understanding of vulvodynia and the challenges of living with it. In addition to encouraging partners to be supportive, it discusses the impact of vulvodynia on relationships and offers advice on maintaining sexual intimacy.

How to Apply for Disability BenefitsThis guide is intended for women who cannot continue to work and are seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. It provides step-by-step guidance that will help vulvodynia sufferers compile and submit a successful claim. Facts and figures on vulvodynia, and a list of additional resources, are included.