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AUDIO: Dr. Pukall, Where Is The Vulvodynia Pain Located?

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Dr. Caroline Pukall, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada explains where most women feel the vestibulodynia pain and how it is best described.

Dr. Pukall and Todd Hartley:

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Todd Hartley:
Dr. Caroline Pukall is with me; she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Pukall, when we’re talking about vulvodynia, exactly where is that pain? How was it described like if it was on a clock or something, can you explain that for us?

Dr. Pukall:
Yes, and so the type of vulvodynia that we’re discussing is vestibulodynia which is typically characterized as pain during sexual intercourse that is limited to the vaginal opening. This vaginal opening part is called the vulvar vestibule and essentially, the vulvar vestibule is a small part of the vaginal opening.

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