How life events are perceived to link to bodily distress: A qualitative study of women with chronic pelvic pain

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Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is highly prevalent among women and the condition is poorly understood. In addition to multiple symptoms from the pelvis, CPP patients frequently suffer bodily distress like musculoskeletal pain and negative emotional, behavioral, and sexual implications. This paper is based on a qualitative study including semi-structured interviews with eight women with CPP. Our project has been conducted within the framework of phenomenology, particularly shaped by the concept of embodiment. We discuss the link between the lived body and CPP and address the value of making the life experiences of the patient relevant to understand this complex condition.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1218-1238
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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