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July 13, 2021 55 min
  • What is provoked vesibulodynia?
  • What treatments are available for this condition?
  • Is it possible to heal and enjoy normal activities without pain or discomfort, including sexual gratification?
  • The answer is YES and board-certified OB/GYN and vulvar pain specialist Dr. Jill Krapf is here to tell us how!

    Listen as she gives us the inside scoop for all four general categories of vulvar pain (hormone related, inflammatory, muscular, and neurogenic) and offers valuable information about treatment, managing symptoms, and how to reframe your thinking so you can heal!

    Jill M. Krapf MD MEd FACOG IF
    Dr. Jill Krapf is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in female sexual pain disorders at The Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C.   She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University. Dr. Krapf is active in research and has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles on vulvodynia and vulvar lichen sclerosus.  She is Associate Editor for the medical journal Sexual Medicine, as well as for the textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders, 2nd Edition.  She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), serving on the Education Committee and the Social Media Committee.

    For more from Dr. Krapf, please follow her online at @jillkrapfmd

    Treatment & Information
    The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders - Locations in WashingtonDC and NYC

    Additional Reading
    When Sex Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Banishing Sexual Pain by Andrew Goldstein, Caroline F. Pukall, and Irwin Goldstein

    Mentioned in the Podcast
    Vulvovaginal Pathway - can be found at

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