For individuals with herpes, recurrent or complex vaginitis, consider a referral to the Infectious Disease Clinic at BC Women’s Hospital.
For patients (<18 years of age) consider a referral to a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist. In Vancouver, patients can be referred to Drs. Debra Millar, Ellen Giesbrecht, Nicole Todd or Alia Sachedina. Click for referral form.
For individuals with sexual concerns consider a referral to the BC Centre for Sexual Medicine ( BCCSM). BCCSM’s consultant physicians offer biopsychosocial assessment and short term treatment for patients and their partners with : sexual interest, arousal and orgasm difficulties, pain associated with sexual activities ( dysparunia including PVD, VVA/GSM, vaginismus, genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder), erectile and ejaculatory difficulties, and problems in completing chosen sexual acts such as intercourse. BCCSM is a tertiary consultative service and does not provide relationship counselling or primary psychiatric care.
For those with pelvic pain or deep dyspareunia consider a referral to the Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at BC Women’s Hospital. The Centre offers an interdisciplinary approach to chronic pelvic pain that includes a combination of pain education workshops, pelvic floor physiotherapy, clinical counseling, medical management and surgery (including advanced excisional laparoscopic surgery).