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Workshop for people with painful sex and endometriosis

Painful sex is a topic that’s not often discussed and it’s more common than you think. About 60 per cent of females describe a time when sex was painful, and roughly 15 per cent of females experience consistent painful sex.
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​What causes painful sex?                                   

Painful sex is caused by many factors, one of which is related to endometriosis, a condition where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis can cause pelvic pain during sex, as well as other sexual and non-sexual pains that can have a negative impact on sexual quality of life. More than 50 per cent of people with endometriosis report experiencing pain with deep vaginal penetration.

Endometriosis doesn’t just affect females – it affects their partners and other interpersonal relationships.

How to manage painful sex

Join us for a free one-day workshop to learn how to improve painful sex related to endometriosis. The workshop is designed for people with endometriosis, those who experience painful sex, their families, friends and partners, and other interested individuals, who want to learn about the causes of painful sex in endometriosis and tools to help manage the pain.

This free full-day workshop takes place in Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden, where attendees will have the opportunity to access the garden at the end of workshop.

Workshop attendees will learn from experts on what causes painful sex, how it can be managed or treated, the role partners play to help manage the pain, how to advocate for your health and current research in painful sex and endometriosis.

Expert speakers include Dr. Lori Brotto, executive director of the Women’s Health Research Institute and psychologist best known for her work on female sexual health and mindfulness, and Dr. Paul Yong, gynecologist at BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis and research director for the Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory at UBC.  

​Saturday, September 21, 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
​Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden,
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
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For more information contact Natasha Orr.

BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre; endometriosis
Research; Women's Health
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