The causes and prevalence of vestibulodynia: a vulvar pain disorder

Urol Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):51-4.


Vestibulodynia is a chronic type of vulvar pain that affects at least 16% of women in the United States. The condition is often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all due to a lack of knowledge among health care professionals. Delayed diagnosis puts a woman at risk for sexual dysfunction, decreased quality of life, and relationship conflict.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Physical Examination
  • Prevalence
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vulvodynia / diagnosis
  • Vulvodynia / epidemiology*
  • Vulvodynia / etiology*