Saturday, January 17, 2009

Internet Survey: Impact of Vulvodynia on Sexual Minorities

Via the Vulvodynia Support group on Facebook:
Subject: Vulvar Pain Study (for those who identify as lesbian, bisexual or another sexual minority)

University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Subject: An Internet Survey on the Impact of Vulvodynia in Lesbian, Bisexual and other Sexual-Minority Women

Contact: Heather Andruff, BA, PhD Candidate, (613-562-5800 ext. 4449, and Elke Reissing, PhD (613-562-5800 ext. 4944, Human Sexuality Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Ottawa.

The University of Ottawa is seeking lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority women (e.g. queer, unlabeled, nonheterosexual, etc.) who are currently experiencing vulvo-vaginal pain, genital pain, and/or pain during vaginal penetration (with fingers, sex toys, penis, tampons, etc.) to participate in an online research study. In order to participate, women need to be 18 years of age or older.

Eligible participants will complete an anonymous and confidential online survey that includes questions on the current experience of vulvo-vaginal pain, gynecological history including a consultation history, sexual functioning, relationship satisfaction and demographic information. This survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Women who are interested in participating are asked to visit the University of Ottawa’s Human Sexuality Website for more information and to complete the survey (

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Andruff, BA, PhD Candidate, (, 613-562-5800 ext. 4449) or Elke Reissing, PhD (, 613-562-5800 ext. 4944).

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