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Pelvic Pain


Pelvic Pain: Specialty Behavioral Treatment 

Dr. Yam specializes in the treatment of pelvic pain, including:

  • Dyspareunia - pain during or after sex

  • Vaginismus - inability to have penetrative sex, pain with attempted vaginal penetration 

  • Abdominal pain & bowel pain

  • Vulvodynia - intermittent or constant vulvar pain

  • Pain associated with vaginal atrophy

  • Pain associated with ovarian cysts or endometriosis,

  • Rectal pain

  • Bladder pain

  • Prostatitis


Pelvic pain is not in your head, but it does take a tremendous emotional toll. In addition to the burden of living with pain, pelvic pain is particularly challenging because it is difficult to talk about, which can be an isolating experience. Furthermore, many healthcare providers are not familiar with pelvic pain and its proper treatment. This means that patients with pelvic pain often attend many appointments and undergo many treatments, without obtaining adequate relief. According to the best scientific evidence, pelvic pain requires a whole-person, comprehensive treatment that addresses its bio-psycho-social elements. Working with a pelvic pain psychologist will set you on the right path. 


If you have been searching for answers and relief, Dr. Yam is here discuss solutions. 

Topics addressed in treatment:

  • The what and why of pelvic pain

  • Achieving symptom relief using knowledge of biological processes 

  • Guidance on working with other health providers to get the specialty care you need

  • Communication with romantic partners, potential partners, friends, family, and others

  • Stress and anxiety associated with pelvic pain

  • Mood issues associated with pelvic pain

  • Sexuality and sexual health 

  • Partner education and couples therapy, as appropriate