Deep Dive into Dyspareunia: a multidisciplinary workshop on sexual pain

06 Aug 2022
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Providers
General Practitioners
Health and Social Service providers
Allied Health Practitioners
Medical Specialist
Mental Health Worker

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Points unavailable


Supporting the workforce
Quality improvement

After several years of running very successful short courses, including the two day course called “Let’s Talk About Sex: Sexuality and Sexual difficulties”, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University have developed a new 1 day live, online course on managing sexual pain. In this course you will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the breadth and complexities of helping people who are experiencing painful sex.

The morning will include 30 minute presentations from our multidisciplinary faculty of speakers (GP, Gynaecologist, Vulval Dermatologist, Sexual Medicine Specialist and Sexual & Relationship Therapist, Physiotherapist, Pain Specialist and Psychologist) with Q&A. The afternoon will be interactive case discussions including cases across the lifespan, inclusive of diversity of gender, sexual orientation, relationship status & structure, culture, and clinical features. 

Sexual pain is one of the most commonly experienced sexual difficulties. This interactive 1-day online workshop will gather a multidisciplinary team of experts to discuss, in detail, the assessment and management of dyspareunia. It will include presentations as well as interactive case-based discussions inclusive of diversity of gender, sexual orientation, culture and clinical features.

Note: Presentations will be accessible for three months following the workshop.


All our presenters have a special interest and wealth of experience in working with people with sexual pain.

Dr Sarah Ashton BA Psych (Hons), PhD (Preventive Medicine), MAPS Director & Principal Psychologist, Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS)

Dr Tanya Bohl MBBS FACD Gynaecological Dermatologist. Vulval Clinic, Jean Hailes Foundation, Private practice in Warragul

Dr Felicity Dent MBBS, FRACGP, CSCT, Cert Sexual & Reproductive Health. Specialist Women’s Health General Practitioner, Inner Western Melbourne.

Dr Megan Eddy MBBS B Physio(Hons) FRACGP FFPMANZCA Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, Private practice - Western Pain Group

Dr Anita Elias MBBS FECSM FASPM Sexual Medicine specialist, Relationship and Sex therapist. Sexual Medicine & Therapy Clinic Monash Health, Monash University, Malvern Psychotherapy Centre

Shan Morrison BAppSc(Phty), PostGradCert(Pelvic Floor), FACP Specialist Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. Director, Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy

Dr Desiree Yap AM MBBS FRANZCOG FRCOG MPHT Gynaecologist. Monash Health, Clayton, The Royal Women’s Hospital Parkville, Empower Women’s Health

Registration Costs

Early bird (ends on 21 July 2022)

Health professionals: $300

Monash Health/University staff: $250

Students: $200

Standard (from 22 July 2022)

Health professionals: $350

Monash Health/University staff: $300

Students: $250

*Price in AUD (incl. GST)

RACGP - CPD application pending

For all enquires, please contact: or

Ms Lisieux Jones


T: +61 3 9594 5145

Dr Filippe Oliveira

T: +61 3 8572 2385