Pelvic Pain
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Information for clinicians

Lists useful pathways, reference books, and publications.

Referral pathway

The referral pathway for women presenting with chronic pelvic pain in the community is provided below. For more information, see RefHelp.

Reference books lists useful reference books here

A book by pain specialist Dr Ooi-Thye Chong which bridges the divide between Chinese medicine acupuncture and biomedicine treatments was published in 2023: "Acupuncture for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women”.


Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  Therapies Targeting the Nervous System for Chronic Pelvic Pain Relief.  RCOG Guidelines (Scientific Impact Paper No. 46).  2015.

Baranowski AP, Lee J, Price C, Hughes J. Pelvic pain: a pathway for care developed for both men and women by the British Pain Society.  BJA 2014; 112 (3):452-9

Daniels JP, Khan KS. Chronic pelvic pain in women. BMJ. 2010; 341:c4834.

Slade P,  Cordle C. Psychological aspects of the management of chronic pelvic pain. Current Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2005; 15: 298-305.

Collett, BJ, Cordle C, Stewart CS. Setting up a multi-disciplinary clinic. Baillieres Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2000; 14, 541–556.

The British Pain Society website is a useful resource.

For more helpful information on endometriosis, please see our partner EXPPECT Endometriosis website's information for clinicians.