Epidemiology of Vulvar Pain and its Sexual Comorbidities

  • Alessandra Graziottin
  • Filippo Murina


In the United States, up to 15% of all women suffer from chronic vulvar pain, which may be assumed to be vulvodynia, at some point in their lives. Hence, up to 14-million women are affected by vulvodynia during their lifetimes, with the condition accounting for 10-million doctor visits annually. Results from research on the epidemiology (the study of the distribution and causes) of vulvodynia have helped to clarify the magnitude of the problem.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pelvic Floor Interstitial Cystitis Bladder Pain Bladder Pain Syndrome 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandra Graziottin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Filippo Murina
    • 3
  1. 1.Center of Gynecology and Medical SexologyH. San Raffaele ResnatiMilanItaly
  2. 2.Graziottin Foundation for the cure and care of pain in womenItaly
  3. 3.Department of Vulvar Disease V. Buzzi Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecological ClinicUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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