Pelvic Pain Help List

Where to go for help with Pelvic Pain

Bettina has lists of individual doctors and health experts recommended for pelvic pain issues. Please write to her giving details of your problem and where you live and she will try to help you:

The following is a list of clinics which may be able to help you. Bettina has included some individual practitioners in places where there are no clinics.


Flinders Vulvar Clinic
Suite 501, Level 5, Flinders Private Hospital, Bedford Park, South Australia.
Phone: (08) 8404 2151, Fax (08) 8404 2152.

DermGynae Clinic
Womens Health Centre, Ground floor, Royal Adelaide Hospital,
Corner Frome Rd and North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: (08) 8222 5587, Fax (08) 8222 5645.

Dr Jane Thorn, Family Clinics
Lyell McEwin Hospital, Haydown Rd, Elizabeth Vale, South Australia 5112
Phone: (08) 8282 1679, Fax (08) 8282 1612.


Prof Anusch Yazdani – gynaecologist
5/199 Grey St, Southbank, Brisbane, 4101
Phone: (07) 3332 1999

Margaret Oziemski – dermatologist 
Morris Towers, 6th Floor, Suites 61 and 62, 149 Wickham Terrace
4000 Spring Hill, Queensland
Phone: (07) 3831 1211, Fax: (07) 3831 5201

Asoka Herat – dermatologist
Belmont Specialist Centre
1202 Creek Road
Carina Heights QLD 4152
Phone: (07) 3843 0577, Fax: (07) 3398 2156


Canberra Hospital Vulval Dermatology Clinic
Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Building 5, The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT.
Phone: (02) 62442184, Fax: (02) 62853395
Note – this clinic is only open every three months.
See for Catherine Drummond, who works in this clinic.


Vulval Disorders/Dermatology Clinic
The Royal Women’s Hospital, Locked Bag 300, Grattan St & Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052
Phone: (03) 8345 3033/2

Dermo Vulva Clinic
Mercy Hospital for Women, 163 Studley Rd, Heidelberg VIC 3084
Phone: Clinic: (03) 8458 4111 Hospital: (03) 8458 4444 email:


Pelvic Pain Clinic
Dr Tim Pavy and Dr Bernie McElhinney
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
Subiaco Perth
Phone: (08) 9340 2222

Women’s Pelvic Pain Support Group
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
In GAIN demountable building on corner of Bagot and Hensman Rd Subiaco
Informal chat over coffee 2nd Saturday of month 1-3pm (starting Feb 12)
Ring Vanessa 0437 498 917 or Catherine 0430 482 201


Sydney Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia
Level 12, 97-99 Bathurst Street
Phone: 1300 722206
Dr Thierry Vancaillie.

Vulval Disease Clinic
Royal North Shore, Clinic 16, Herbert St, St Leonard’s.
Phone: (02) 9926 7414, Fax: (02) 9926 5582.


Dr. Michael J. Sladden
36 Thistle St West
Launceston, New South Wales 7249
Phone: (03) 6343 0700

Dr Narelle Bleasel – dermatologist
141 Hampden Road, Hobart, TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6224 1808

Dr Frances Watkins – dematologist
141 Hampden Road, Hobart, TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6224 1808, Fax: (03) 6224 1548


Download a list of physiotherapists who work with pelvic pain problems. If you would like referral to a physio in your area, contact Bettina.

Free consultation

Nancy Fish Bravman, a New York therapist and one of the authors of the excellent book, Healing Painful Sex, is offering an initial free skype consultation to Australian women to provide support for pelvic and sexual pain problems. For more information about her, see or Contact her by email after January 25, 2013:

Useful websites

GAIN (Gynaecological Awareness Information Network) – Contact Kath Mazzella

HOPE (hope for patients with Pudendal Neuralgia/Entrapment) –
Discussion board for patients seeking answers/treatment options worldwide

Support group for women with Lichen Sclerosus –

Help for women with Lichen Sclerosus –

If you would like to advocate for greater recognition of pelvic pain problems, contact Pain Australia – an organisation working to prevent and manage pain:

To join the Australian online support group for Vulvodynia/Vestibulitis contact Kim via

For free booklet on pelvic pain written by Dr Susan Evans –

The organisation for specialists in this area – Australian & New Zealand Vulvavaginal Society (ANZVS) –

The ANZVS lists some vulvar clinics on this page –

Australian site offering advice to women with pelvic problems –

Pelvic Pain Support Network –

The Vulvar Pain Society… support group for women –

Information about vulvar diseases –

Brisbane physiotherapists’s program for helping men and women with pudendal neuralgia –

Information from the British Society for the Study of Vulvar Disease –

International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) –

Information on pudendal neuralgia –

Information about the pudendal nerve –

Vulval health awareness campaign –

Vulval Conditions Fact Sheet –

Information on painful intercourse –