For the millions living with persistent pelvic pain, the biggest problem is access to information and pain specialists. The Pelvic Pain Education Program (PPEP) is a pain education program for persons suffering with complex pelvic pain conditions. The primary mission of the program is to increase knowledge and awareness about pelvic pain because this has been shown, by research, to decrease pain and improve quality of life. PPEP provides you with resources for pain management. Although the program focuses on conditions that affect women, it is important to acknowledge that pelvic pain affects all persons across the gender spectrum including persons who identify as males and LGBQT.
PPEP is made up of a series of educational videos. Each video may be viewed individually. To learn as much as possible about persistent pelvic pain, it is best to view all videos in sequence.
After you view each video, review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional information on that topic.
The Resources page will guide you to additional websites that contain more information and links related to pain management. PPEP will also guide you to resources where you can learn to set treatment goals and track your progress. These resources are highly recommended so that you can see what a difference pain education makes! Feel free to share this information with anyone who suffers with chronic pain.
PPEP was created to increase and improve knowledge about persistent pelvic pain.
The program reviews the common conditions that cause pelvic pain and describes how they are evaluated by clinicians. PPEP also reviews therapies available for pain management and self-care strategies for relieving pain and improving life quality.
This knowledge will help you understand the different factors that contribute to your pain and will help improve communication between you and your clinicians. The program also provides additional resources for access to pain information and care.