Vulvodynia is a women's health problem that may affect as many as 15% of women who seek gynecological care, and yet little attention is given to this condition and it is frequently dismissed as psychosomatic. Thus, vulvodynia still remains a major health problem in Western countries, leading to significant morbidity and a reduced quality of life for many women. This condition carries large costs incurred as a result of both medical treatment and lost productivity. Vulvodynia is becoming a universal priority in the prevention, care, education, and research areas of pain and its consequences and it remains one of the poorly understood complex chronic pain syndromes, representing a multifactorial clinical syndrome of unexplained vulvar pain and sexual dysfunction.

Domenici, L., Perniola, G., Giorgini, M., Lecce, F., Bracchi, C., Musella, A., Marchetti, C., Di Donato, V., Tomao, F., Palaia, I., Ciolli, P., Recine, N., Muzii, L., Benedetti Panici, P., Vulvodynia: Current opinion and treatment strategies, <<MINERVA GINECOLOGICA>>, n/a; 68 (6): 727-732 [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/201329]

Vulvodynia: Current opinion and treatment strategies

Marchetti, Claudia;
2016

Abstract

Vulvodynia is a women's health problem that may affect as many as 15% of women who seek gynecological care, and yet little attention is given to this condition and it is frequently dismissed as psychosomatic. Thus, vulvodynia still remains a major health problem in Western countries, leading to significant morbidity and a reduced quality of life for many women. This condition carries large costs incurred as a result of both medical treatment and lost productivity. Vulvodynia is becoming a universal priority in the prevention, care, education, and research areas of pain and its consequences and it remains one of the poorly understood complex chronic pain syndromes, representing a multifactorial clinical syndrome of unexplained vulvar pain and sexual dysfunction.
2016
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Domenici, L., Perniola, G., Giorgini, M., Lecce, F., Bracchi, C., Musella, A., Marchetti, C., Di Donato, V., Tomao, F., Palaia, I., Ciolli, P., Recine, N., Muzii, L., Benedetti Panici, P., Vulvodynia: Current opinion and treatment strategies, <<MINERVA GINECOLOGICA>>, n/a; 68 (6): 727-732 [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/201329]
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