Episode #20: "My Pelvic Pain Story", Living with Painful Sex (Vaginismus)
In this episode of The Women's Pelvic Pain Podcast, a 31 year old Muslim woman from the greater Los Angeles area shares her pelvic pain story. Since her first gynecologist visit in her early twenties, she was never able to have a pap-smear due to the amount of pain it created. Since becoming married, she has been unable to have sex with her husband, again, due to the pain. Throughout this episode, ____ walks us through her journey, from being ignored by countless doctors, realizing the importance of self-advocacy, being diagnosed with vaginismus, feeling like a failure as a partner, finding the right doctor that will listen and empathize, and growing up in a community where women's sexual health issues are hardly addressed.
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