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Women’s Pain

A selection of resources on conditions which only, or predominantly, affect women.

Airing Pain 126: Domestic Violence and Chronic Pain

January 12 , 2021
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Examining the links between domestic violence and chronic pain, particularly during the Covid-19 lockdown  This edition of Airing Pain has been funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland.The Coronavirus pandemic has been long and isolating for everyone, but particularly for those who experience abuse. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have ...

BOOK REVIEW – Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 04 , 2020
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Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin Dead Ink Books, 320pp, £11.99 ISBN: 978-1911585541 Published May 2019 Review by Sarah Edwards This novel is written from the perspective of Laura, a young woman with endometriosis. It tracks her life backwards from 2016, as a working mother in New York, all the way ...

IASP Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

September 11 , 2019
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The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has made 2019 their ‘Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable’. The groups included in IASP’s Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable are: older persons (including pain in dementia), infants and young children, individuals with ...

Domestic Violence and Chronic Pain

March 10 , 2021
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Funded by a grant from the Women's Fund for Scotland In 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pain Concern received a grant from the Women's Fund for Scotland. With this funding we created an extended episode of our podcast, Airing Pain, on the topic of domestic ...

Chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

July 11 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, and surgery – either to the breast and/or the underarm area – is the main treatment. There are two main types of breast operation: a mastectomy (removal of the whole breast) or a lumpectomy (removal of ...

Sex and chronic pain

July 06 , 2019
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Prefer a PDF?Download Persistent pain can impact on mood and on many areas of life such as work, exercise and socialising. This leaflet is designed to give advice to people who have found it more difficult or have had to give up sexual activity because of pain It is ...

Airing Pain 108: Gender Differences

November 06 , 2018
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How men and women experience pain, arming yourself with the right information, and not being embarrassed about your condition This edition’s been part funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland. Do women and men experience pain differently, or is it only our attitudes towards pain that differ? In this ...

Airing Pain 97: Sex and Chronic Pain

December 05 , 2017
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How chronic pain can affect both sexual and emotional intimacy, and remembering that communication is key This programme is supported by an educational grant from the Tillyloss Trust. Along with food, shelter and clothing, sexual expression is one of the basic human needs. It allows us to express love ...

Airing Pain 87: Vulvodynia

February 15 , 2017
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From diagnosis difficulties to defining gender: the effects of Vulvodynia on women today This edition has been funded by a grant from the Women’s Fund For Scotland. Vulvodynia is a nerve-based pain, often described as a burning or stinging sensation, which affects the vulva. 1 in 7 seven women ...

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

February 06 , 2016
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Today, February 6 marks the 10th annual Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. It’s an awful thing to have to commemorate. According to the World Health Organization, about 140 million women and girls are living with the consequences of FGM–the vast majority (about 101 million) ...

Radio Production Awards 2015 – The Winners!

November 25 , 2015
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The winners for the 2015 Radio Productions Awards have been announced, with Airing Pain's very own producer and presenter Paul Evans taking home the Best Nations & Regions Producer prize! Paul won the award (sponsored by Quattrain) for not only all of his invaluable work for us at Pain Concern; ...

Airing Pain 71: Protect our Girls

May 26 , 2015
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Persistent pain and the fight to end female genital mutilation [Tafadhali bofya hapa ili kusoma nukuu ya nakala ya programu hii iliyofasiriwa kwa Kiswahili.] This edition has been funded by a grant from Rosa: The UK fund for women and girls Over 100,000 women in the UK have been affected by female ...
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