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2022 Mar 03

JMIR Hum Factors



Developing an Educational Website for Women With Endometriosis-Associated Dyspareunia: Usability and Stigma Analysis.


Abdulai A-F, Howard FA, Yong PJ, Noga H, Parmar G, Currie LM
JMIR Hum Factors. 2022 Mar 03; 9(1):e31317.
PMID: 35238789.


Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects approximately 10% of women worldwide. Despite its wide prevalence, knowledge of endometriosis symptoms, such as pelvic pain, and treatments remains relatively low. This not only leads to a trivialization of symptoms and delayed diagnosis but also fuels myths and misconceptions about pain symptoms. At the same time, the use of web-based platforms for information seeking is particularly common among people with conditions that are perceived as stigmatizing and difficult to discuss. The Sex, Pain, and Endometriosis website is an educational resource designed to provide evidence-based information on endometriosis and sexual pain to help people understand the condition, feel empowered, dispel myths, and destigmatize endometriosis-associated sexual pain.