Sex shouldn't hurt.

Help us find the most effective treatment for you.

The UPDATe Study is working with women with Vestibulodynia (VBD) to understand the most effective treatments for women with pain at the vaginal opening during intercourse or when using tampons. Women who have VBD often have pain in other areas and may have conditions like Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

Finding Better Treatments

While there are treatments for VBD, we are not sure what treatments are most effective, especially for women who also have other pain conditions. By understanding how women with VBD experience pain, we can learn more about what treatments will work best for different women.

Our Principal Investigators

Andrea Nackley, PhD

Principal Investigator Duke

Andrea Rapkin, MD

Principal Investigator UCLA

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Erin Carey,

Principal Investigator UNC

Elizabeth Geller, MD

Principal Investigator UNC

Our Study Locations

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Women’s Health Clinical Research Unit.
UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
10833 Le Conte, CHS Room 22-265
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1740

UNC - Chapel Hill

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina
UNC Hillsborough Medical Office Building
460 Waterstone Drive, 3rd Floor
Hillsborough, NC 27278