CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN (CPP)

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CPP

The Chronic Pelvic Pain team is working on a scoping review of the literature on medical, physical therapy, and surgical treatments for chronic pelvic pain and related pain conditions. We hypothesize that only a minority of clinical trials will include a measurement of psychological trauma history. Because of the strong association between chronic pelvic pain and trauma history (abuse, rape, assault), we argue that treatment of chronic pelvic pain will not be entirely successful until treatments take into account the unique nature of psychological trauma on the body