Contact Information

Human Sexuality Research Laboratory

University of Ottawa
136 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Vanier Hall
Room 3001
School of Psychology
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800
ext. 2220

Resource List


An autobiographical account of the journey of a woman with vulvodynia struggling with the effects of her pain problem and her effort in trying to find professional help:

When sex hurts: A woman's guide to banishing sexual pain.
Goldstein, A., Pukall, C., & Goldstein, I.
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

When sex seems impossible: Stories of vaginismus and how you can achieve intimacy.
Pacik, Peter.
Manchester, New Hampshire: Odyne publishing.

The camera my mother gave me.
Susanna Kaysen
Alfred A. Knopf

A woman's guide to overcoming sexual fear and pain.
Aurelie Goodwin Jones and Marc E. Agronin
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

When a woman's body says no to sex: Understanding and overcoming vaginismus.
Linda Valins

The V Book: A doctor's guide to complete vulvovaginal health.
Elizabeth Stewart and Paula Spencer
Bantam Books

The Vulvodynia Survival Guide: How to Overcome Painful Vaginal Symptoms and Enjoy an Active Lifestyle
Howard Glazer and Mae Rodke
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

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Last Updated: 7/15/2011