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AUDIO: Dr. Pukall Explains the Two Subtypes of Vulvodynia; Vestibulodynia & Generalized Vulvodynia

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Dr. Caroline Pukall from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada explains the two subtypes of vulvodynia; vestibulodynia and generalized vulvodynia and the common factors between them.

Dr. Pukall and Todd Hartley:

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Todd Hartley:
Hi, and thank you for joining the EmpowHer Network. Dr. Caroline Pukall, the Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada is with us to answer your questions. Dr. Pukall, you mentioned there are two sub-types of vulvodynia, vestibulodynia and the generalized vulvodynia. What are the common factors for women with these two conditions?

Dr. Pukall:
Okay, so, that’s a very good question, and so we discriminate them based on pain presentation, and so in vestibulodynia, the pain is localized to the vaginal entrance.

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