Help Women’s Health Foundation Research Pelvic Health!

Posted on May 1

Pelvic health conditions often go undiagnosed and untreated. This also includes chronic pelvic pain, which, refers to pain in your pelvic region – the area below your belly button and between your hips – lasting six months or longer. Women’s Health Foundation is conducting a study on whether or not a correlation exists between chronic pelvic pain and having experienced a trauma. Trauma is defined by physical, sexual, or verbal abuse, abusive relationship, injury, harm, or other unwanted or uncomfortable experiences. Are you a cisgender woman (match between gender assigned at birth and gender identity) or trans masculine-identified individual who has experienced any of the following symptoms?

• Pain in pelvic area
• Pain during or after sexual activity
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Pelvic adhesions (scar tissue)
• Reduced sex drive (libido) and/or anxiety about sex
• Urinary incontinence – leaking even a small amount of urine when laughing, coughing, or sneezing.

If you have experienced one or more of the above symptoms, please click here to complete the anonymous survey.

Women's Health Foundation (WHF), a nonprofit organization located in Chicago, has been recognized as a unique force in the field of pelvic health and wellness. Focused on empowerment through knowledge and simple behavioral modification approaches to improving pelvic health, WHF is responsible for building a community that welcomes all perspectives and encourages open communication. To learn more, please visit womenshealthfoundation.org or contact Anna Albrecht at aalbrecht@womenshealthfoundation.org.