I'm Not Ovary-Acting
YOU'RE NOT OVERREACTING — IT'S HAPPENED TO US, TOO.
So many of us have been told we're "overreacting" when it comes to our pain — and we deserve medical providers who listen to our experiences and are able to point us in the right direction.
Being told repeatedly that "this is normal" is enough to make anyone second guess their own bodies.
Sometimes penetration can go to deep (eep!)
These comfy modular rings incrementally adjust so you can explore what feels good
Pain Perception Project
Pain is difficult to describe, and difficult to diagnose
But you :) You come prepared. BYO Pelvic Pain Assessment to your OBGYN—to help them help you
I'm just so glad I found a doctor who believed me when I said I was in pain.
Find a Provider Who Cares
Find a Physician
For pelvic pain
The International Pelvic Pain Society provides a free service to help you locate health care providers who specialize in pelvic pain.
For LGBTQ health
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality provides a free directory of practitioners in your area (from primary care to specialists to dentistry) who are LGBTQ-welcoming.
For Black women + WOC
Health In Her Hue is a digital platform connecting Black women and women of color to culturally competent healthcare providers, health content, and community.
Finding a provider who knows how to treat endometriosis can be difficult. Endometriosis.org provides resources and advice for finding a practitioner who is a good fit.
For gynecologic surgery
AAGL (Elevating Gynecologic Surgery) hosts a provider finder of over 7000 minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons around the world to help you locate surgeons in your area.
For vulvar pain
The National Vulvodynia Association maintains a database of practitioners who treat vulvar pain—and can help you find a list of these providers near you.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) created a directory of health professionals to help you find a menopause clinician who is right for you (from perimenopause and beyond).
For sexual health
The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) hosts a directory of providers who at least partially devote their practice to women’s sexual health—so you can find a provider who’s right for you.
For bladder conditions
The Interstitial Cystitis Network maintains a small database of highly-recommended practitioners who treat IC/BPS, bladder, and other pelvic pain conditions.
Find a Pelvic PT
Pelvic Rehab is a Herman & Wallace-founded directory can help you find a pelvic rehabilitation practitioner that best fits your needs
Find pelvic floor and pelvic pain practitioners either by location or by condition with this handy directory from Pelvic Guru.
American Physical Therapy Association
Search a database of APTA (Section on Women’s Health) providers to find a practitioner who best fits your needs (search by either location or condition).