I became hysterical and when my husband got home I fell down on the floor and just begged him to kill me because I couldn’t do my job, I couldn’t be a wife, I couldn’t take care of my child, and there was no reason for me to go on. – Jane (interviewee)
The doctors told me it was all in my head, that I really couldn't be having any pain because I was no longer testing positive for a urinary tract infection. I would pray before going to see each new doctor. I'd walk in the office thinking, "Please. I don't care if I have cancer at this point. Just tell me it's something so I can learn to deal with it or take steps to make it better." – Kat (interviewee)
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 20, but I know I had it much longer than that. My family physician had no idea that vulvodynia was a condition and even went so far as to tell me that the pain was all in my head. – A patient of Dr. Echenberg
When the pain first started, I silently continued intercourse. When the pain was severe, I just had to stop. We would try at times, but I couldn't stand the pain. Eventually, my husband quit going to bed with me. He would stay up at night watching porn and satisfying his needs. We were married only two years when the pain started. – Survey Respondent


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How to Find Us

Thank you for visiting the Institute for Women in Pain. If you want to make an appointment with Dr. Echenberg, please contact at info@TheEchenbergInstitute.com   or fax:  610-868-0204

Here is the address of Dr. Echenberg’s office:

Echenberg Institute for Pelvic and Sexual Pain

623 W. Union Blvd., Suite #5  
Bethlehem, PA 18018-370


Fax: 610-868-0204

Directions to our office  in Bethlehem

Google Map Directions:  

Directions from Route 22

Merge onto PA-378 South toward Bethlehem.
Take the Eighth Avenue exit, EXIT 2
Turn RIGHT onto 8th Avenue
Take the 1st LEFT onto West Union Blvd.
Our office is on the corner of Union Blvd and 6th Avenue.
623 West Union Blvd, Suite #5

Directions from Interstate 476

Take EXIT 56 Lehigh Valley Exit
476 South – exit is first after the tunnel, before the Allentown Service Plaza
476 North – exit is immediately after the Allentown Service Plaza
Merge onto PA-22 East towards Allentown/Bethlehem
Follow Directions from Route 22 (below)


Directions from Route 78 West

EXIT Hellertown/PA-412
Turn RIGHT onto North PA-412/ Main Street
Slight left onto East 4th Street
Slight right onto Daly Avenue
Pass the Sands Casino on your right.
Turn RIGHT onto Minsi Trail Bridge
Take the 1st LEFT onto East Market Street (stay on for approx. 1 mile)
Turn RIGHT onto Center Street (stay on for approx 6 blocks)
Turn LEFT onto Union Blvd
We are on the corner of 6th Avenue and Union Blvd.


Directions from Route 78 East

Merge onto PA-22 East towards Allentown/Bethlehem
Follow Directions from Route 22 (below)


Directions from Route 80

Merge onto PA-33 South via EXIT 302A toward US-209 South
Follow PA-33 for approximately 24 miles.
Merge onto US-22 West toward Bethlehem/Allentown
Follow Directions from Route 22



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