Continuing Medical Education: Vulvodynia (CME)
Article first published online: 19 DEC 2007
The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 5–15, January 2008
How to Cite
Goldstein, A. T. and Burrows, L. (2008), Continuing Medical Education: Vulvodynia (CME). Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5: 5–15. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2007.00679.x
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 19 DEC 2007
- Sexual Pain;
Introduction. Vulvodynia is increasingly recognized as a cause of sexual pain.
Aim. The goal of this Continuing Medical Education article was to provide a comprehensive review of vulvodynia including terminology, possible etiologies, and offer treatment options.
Methods. A Medline search was conducted using several terms related to and including the terms vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vestibulodynia, and pudendal neuralgia.
Results. A thorough review of vulvodynia.
Conclusion. Vulvodynia most likely represents several disorders without an identifiable cause in many cases. The management of these patients requires a sensitive provider who can coordinate a multidisciplinary approach to their care. Despite the lack of large-scale, placebo-controlled trials, several new treatment options exist. Goldstein AT, and Burrows L. Vulvodynia. J Sex Med 2008;5:5–15.