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Vulvodynia: A Common and Under-Recognized Pain Disorder in Women and Female Adolescents -- Integrating Current Knowledge into Clinical Practice

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What we now refer to as “Vulvodynia” was first documented in medical texts in 1880, although some believe that the condition may have been described as far back as the 1st century (McElhiney 2006). Vulvodynia was again described as “supersensitiveness of the vulva” and “a fruitful source of dyspareunia,” before mention of the condition disappeared from medical texts for five decades.

  

 

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