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Papers: 11 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020

2020 04

J Sex Med



Recommendations for the Study of Vulvar Pain in Women, Part 2: Methodological Challenges.


Rosen NO, Bergeron S, Pukall CF
J Sex Med. 2020 04; 17(4):595-602.
PMID: 31937515.


Chronic vulvar pain is a multidimensional condition with great variability in clinical presentation among affected women. In a companion article, part 1, we reviewed and recommended assessment and measurement tools for vulvar pain and related outcomes with a view toward improving consistency and comparison across studies. Yet methodological challenges to conducting research with this population remain and can further hinder conclusions regarding etiology and treatment.