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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

CA$22.50 CA$30.00
This course includes
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Certificate of completion


Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is characterized by symptoms of physiological sexual arousal in the absence of feelings of subjective sexual arousal. PGAD is a highly distressing condition which is greatly misunderstood.

This online course consists of key topics related to PGAD, including its prevalence, diagnostic and assessment considerations, and novel research findings, in addition to a discussion of assumptions related to terms such as “arousal” and “orgasm.”


Speaker Bio: Dr. Caroline Pukall

Dr. Caroline Pukall received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University. She is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Sex Therapy Service at the Psychology Clinic at Queen’s University. Caroline’s research lab—the Sexual Health Research Laboratory (SexLab)—brims with enthusiastic, collaborative, and keen students of all levels who work diligently on research projects examining various aspects of sexuality, including vulvodynia (i.e., chronic genital pain in women), persistent genital arousal, sexual arousal, women’s health issues (e.g., postpartum pain and sexuality), male circumcision, and various relationship configurations.

Caroline is passionate about using multiple methodologies in her research and she has investigated numerous aspects of sexuality using brain imaging, psychophysics, psychophysiology, and blood flow imaging, relating the findings of these methods to a variety of self-report measures. She places great importance on knowledge translation and clinically relevant research, ensuring that the results of her research have positive effects on members of the public through numerous direct and indirect channels.

Caroline’s research has been funded by several organizations including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Vulvodynia Association. Caroline is Associate Editor for Sexual Medicine Reviews and is on the editorial board of several journals, including The Archives of Sexual Behavior, The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, and The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. Recently, she was co-chair of the Women’s Sexual Pain Disorders Committee of the International Consultation of Sexual Medicine, and she is currently co-chair of the Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder Consensus Meeting (International Society of the Study of Women’s Sexual Health).

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Pelvic Health Solutions

Pelvic Health Solutions (PHS) is an evidence-based teaching company that aims to educate and empower physiotherapists, healthcare professionals, and everyday people about pelvic health.

PHS was founded in 2010 out of the need to develop pelvic health resources in Ontario at a time when it was an under-serviced health concern. PHS provides continuing education courses, mentoring, and clinical resources for a variety of practitioners with the goal of equipping them to deliver evidence-based, biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of pelvic health problems in our province and abroad.

Our company also exists as a way to connect people experiencing pelvic health concerns to pelvic health physiotherapists in their area. PHS has ultimately blossomed into a community of curious people who are committed to providing hope and healing to those who suffer from pelvic health issues.

Course Material included in this course
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
  • Welcome and Slides
  • Assumptions
  • What is Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
  • Symptoms
  • Treating PGAD
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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