Vulvodynia or vulvar pain syndrome is a chronic, heterogeneous, and multifactorial disease with a high prevalence. This condition affects Caucasians, African Americans, Africans and Hispanic women, particularly those sexually active at child-bearing age. The etiology of this condition is complex and remains elusive. An accurate diagnosis requires a comprehensive history, physical examination and targeted diagnostic tests. Although many treatment options have been utilized, a rational therapeutic strategy is still under research. Psychological counseling and group support should be considered in all cases.
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