Vulvodynia and Dyspareunia - How Should they be Addressed?

  • Alessandra Graziottin
  • Filippo Murina


Vulvodynia (vulvar pain) and dyspareunia (painful intercourse) are closely related for anatomic, functional, pathophysiologic, emotional and relational reasons. Definitions of dyspareunia and vaginismus, also named ‘sexual pain disorders’ have varied in the past years.


Pelvic Floor Female Genital Mutilation Vaginal Dryness Genital Arousal Sexual Pain 
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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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