Natasha Orr, MSc, is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and has been part of the Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory since 2016. She believes that endometriosis, and associated symptoms like sexual pain, should be an active topic of discussion and education for medical students, residents, and general practitioners to reduce the significant delay in endometriosis care. She spearheaded successful applications to the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Public Scholars Initiative that funded studies creating educational materials on endometriosis and sexual pain. Her doctoral research focuses on the etiology of sexual pain in endometriosis and exploring the contribution of central sensitization and somatic mutations. She has been awarded a UBC Four-Year Fellowship and a Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship, and she has contributed to multiple other successful research awards to support various endometriosis studies, including a study exploring the effectiveness and acceptability of a device to manage deep sexual pain.
Ms. Orr has nothing to disclose.