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 ...
Please Read This Leaflet Carefully
by Karen Havelin
Dead Ink Books, 320pp, £11.99
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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; ...
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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