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Chronic pelvic pain affects up to 26% of women – our latest research brings us closer to better treating it

By Lydia Coxon, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Pain Data Collection and Analysis, University of Oxford
Katy Vincent, Associate Professor, Pain in Women Group, University of Oxford
Chronic pelvic pain affects between 5% and 26% of women worldwide. It can be associated with conditions such as endometriosis (where tissue resembling the lining of the womb is found outside the womb) and interstitial cystitis (bladder pain syndrome). Some women also have chronic pelvic pain without a specific cause.

Despite how many women are affected by chronic pelvic pain, we still don’t fully understand the mechanisms…The Conversation

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