“You have to go through it and have your children”: reproductive experiences among women with vulvodynia

@inproceedings{Johnson2015YouHT,
  title={“You have to go through it and have your children”: reproductive experiences among women with vulvodynia},
  author={Nora S. Johnson and Eileen Mae Harwood and Ruby H. N. Nguyen},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Vulvodynia is a potentially debilitating chronic pain condition affecting the vulva (external genitalia) in women, with typical age of onset during the early-to mid-reproductive years. Yet, virtually nothing is known about the thoughts, feelings and experience of vulvodynia patients regarding conception, pregnancy and delivery; including the effect that a hallmark symptom, dyspareunia (painful sex), can have on a couple's physical and emotional ability to conceive. We sought to… CONTINUE READING
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