Useful links....



The International Pelvic Pain Society has two primary objectives.   To bring hope to men and women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain by significantly raising public awareness and impacting individual lives, and to educate health care professionals how to diagnose and manage chronic pelvic pain, thereby changing the lives of patients worldwide.   





The Vulval Pain Society (VPS) is a confidential service for women who suffer from vulval pain due to vestibulodynia (previously known as vulval vestibulitis) and vulvodynia. The Society was set up in 1996 by a doctor and a nursing sister. The VPS is not externally funded or attached to any health service organisation.



The Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) advocates for interstitial cystitis (IC) research dedicated to discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness, and serves as a central hub for the healthcare providers, researchers and millions of patients who suffer with constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain called IC. (IC is also referred to as painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain.)


The New Zealand Continence Association

The New Zealand Continence Association (NZCA) was established to provide a service to people with continence problems, caregivers, health professionals and the general public by providing information and education on continence topics.



The International Painful Bladder Foundation

"The IPBF is a non-profit, voluntary, umbrella organization, active worldwide, that promotes knowledge and awareness of interstitial cystitis (also known as painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome and hypersensitive bladder syndrome) and associated disorders among patients, patient support groups, health professionals and the general public. The IPBF promotes the interests of IC patients around the globe.





This is the number one website in the USA for helping women to overcome painful intercourse and penetration issues.  It has lots of useful information and also sells a helpful, easy to understand book and dilators.



Pelvic Floor First

A website devoted to encouraging pelvic floor safe exercise.

Exercise is a vital part of healthy living, and is important for your body and mind. Recent studies have revealed a strong link between certain kinds of exercises and pelvic floor problems. Pelvic Floor First provides education and resources to consumers, health professionals and fitness professionals to address pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of inappropriate exercise regimes.

Pelvic Floor First is an initiative of the Continence Foundation of Australia:



Pelvic floor exercise

This is an online one-stop pelvic floor shop!  Pelvic Floor Exercise is a specialist business run by Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Fiona Rogers and her husband Craig Rogers whose background is medical purchasing. By combining their knowledge and talents, Craig and Fiona aim to provide you with the most up-to-date researched based information and quality products to assist you in recovering and maintaining your pelvic floor health....And they are wonderfully helpful in the process.


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