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2020 Oct 01

Eur J Pain

Psychosocial factors associated with Pain and Sexual Function in women with Vulvodynia: A Systematic Review.


Chisari C, Monajemi MB, Scott W, Moss-Morris R, McCracken LM
Eur J Pain. 2020 Oct 01.
PMID: 33001545.


Vulvodynia is a prevalent chronic vulval pain condition affecting 10-28% of women, and significantly impacting their health and quality of life. It is currently poorly understood and biomedical treatments achieve only modest benefits for pain and sexual functioning. A wider psychosocial conceptualization of this condition may improve outcomes. There is currently no coherent understanding of how psychosocial factors may contribute to outcomes in Vulvodynia. The aim of this review is to identify and systematically review psychosocial factors associated with pain and sexual outcomes and to inform a psychosocial model of Vulvodynia.