NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
Launches Vulvodynia Awareness Campaign
||Launch of Vulvodynia Awareness Campaign
To raise awareness about vulvodynia, a chronic unexplained
pain or discomfort of the vulva. While a number of causes
have been proposed, researchers still don't know why vulvodynia
happens to some women. An estimated 14 million American women
may have vulvodynia at one point in their lives. However,
many health care providers are not aware of the condition,
so they aren't always able to diagnose it. As a result, many
women may go for a long period of time without a diagnosis.
This campaign is designed to raise awareness of the condition
that is frequently not discussed, but can greatly affect
the lives and personal relationships of women of all races,
ethnic groups and ages.
||NIH Office of Research on Women's Health,
the National Women's Health Resource Center, NIH components,
and thirty federal and non-federal partners.
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