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AUDIO: Caroline Pukall, Ph.D, CPsych Explains the Current Treatments for Vulvodynia

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Dr. Pukall, what are the current treatments for vulvodynia? Dr. Caroline Pukall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Hi, you’ve tuned into the EmpowHer Network, and right now we’re joined by Dr. Caroline Pukall, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Doctor, let’s talk about vulvodynia. What are the current treatments?

Dr. Pukall:
There are many and they range from essentially applying topical creams to something called a vestibulectomy which is the surgical removal of the vestibule, which is the thin piece of skin that surrounds the vaginal opening. So I am going to right now talk about the more common form of vulvodynia, which is the vestibulodynia.

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