Research Connection Presents: Meryl Alappattu

Meryl Alappattu

On Tuesday, October 19 at 7pm EST, Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD, a research assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and a clinical research scientist within the Brooks/UF-PHHP Collaboration, will present “Fear and Loathing in the Bedroom: Psychosocial Contributions to Sexual Pain.”

Painful sex is associated with emotional and behavioral consequences that affect individuals beyond the bedroom. This common condition is linked to local and widespread pain sensitivity, in addition to other areas of bodily pain. It remains taboo amongst patients and providers with patients often suffering in silence for years before receiving treatment from a provider with knowledge of sexual pain.

In this webinar, Dr. Alappattu, whose research focuses on cancer and pelvic and urogynecologic disorders, will cover the mechanisms of sexual pain and how this type of pain impacts sexual and physical function, partner dynamics, and health related quality of life.

No CEU credit is offered for this event.

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Event Details:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Zoom Meeting ID: 479 871 3417

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