Leilani and Michelle’s hope for this Vulvodynia and Pelvic Pain Guide is to help others learn about their conditions, advocate for themselves and find the support and treatment they deserve.
Leilani, creator of Peaches: The Pelvic Health Guru, lives in Vancouver, Canada and suffers from Vulvodynia caused by Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pudendal Neuralgia. As well as Interstitial Cystitis/BPS, Central Sensitization and possible Endometriosis. She currently runs an online Vulvodynia support group and is currently studying Sexual Education at the University of Alberta.
Michelle, creator of The Happy Pelvis, lives in Toronto, Canada and had her symptoms dismissed and misdiagnosed for over 15 years. In 2012, she began her professional career in marketing but in 2018, had to temporarly leave her role to focus on her health after her diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain consisting of Interstitial Cystitis/BPS, Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Tarlov/Perineural Cysts, Central Sensitization and Lupus.
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No matter what pelvic pain condition you live with, you should get the correct care and treatment.
Your pain is real and you deserve a correct diagnosis. No cure DOES NOT EQUAL no treatment.
Studies indicate that dismissal of symptoms or treatment leads to more health, nervous system complications and reproduction issues days, months or years later. It is clear that medical barriers are still prevalent in healthcare when it comes to pelvic health and chronic pain.
The pelvic health community is only growing and people are speaking up about their personal journeys and want to form connections with others like you to help spread awareness.
This resource guide was created to help you better understand your pelvic pain and find helpful resources to help you on your journey.
This guide was made from our own pain and suffering and we want it to be a tool and resource for others who are living in silence with chronic pelvic pain. We hope to empower and help shorten other’s journey so that they can get the answers and care needed to begin healing sooner, rather than later. Below are a few ways your donation will help:
Your contribution will help expand future goals and initiatives that can deliver sustainable pelvic health awareness, ensuring everyone can receive the correct education and integrated care they need no matter their circumstance.
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