This book offers detailed coverage of all aspects of vulvar pain in age groups from children to the elderly, with a particular focus on factors that precipitate or maintain the pain. Guidance is provided on diagnosis and treatment, and careful consideration is given to special circumstances associated with vulvar pain, including childbirth, recurrent cystitis, female genital mutilation, medical comorbidities, and sexual comorbidities in both partners.
Vulvar pain of neurogenic and iatrogenic origin is also fully discussed. Two innovative chapters present case reports highly relevant to clinical practice and address outstanding issues, including controversies and difficulties in terminology, initial triggers, the role of stress, psychogenic causes, and misuse and abuse. The book is exceptional in covering vulvar pain throughout the human life span and in a wide range of situations, and it will be of value to all who are involved in management of the condition.
About the Author
Alessandra Graziottin is currently Director of the Centre of Gynaecology and Medical Sexology at the H. San Raffaele Resnati in Milano, Italy. She is specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in Oncology and is a certified Psychotherapist in Sexual Medicine. She is Founder and Chairwoman of the Alessandra Graziottin Foundation for the cure and care of pain in women, NPO. She is currently Consultant Professor at the Advanced Master in Clinical Sexology of the University of Pisa, at the Advanced Master in Andrology and Sexual Medicine of the University of Firenze and Professor at the Master Course of Sexual Medicine for Students of Psychology of the University of Venezia and Salesian University (UPS) of Roma.
Filippo Murina, M.D., is an Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist and he is currently chief of Lower Genital Tract Disease Unit at the V. Buzzi Hospital-Universty of Milan-Milan (Italy). He is scientific director of Italian Vulvodynia Association, fellow of the International Society of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and advisory board member of the Italian Association of Functional and Aesthetic Gynecology (AIGEF).