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Daily Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Couples Coping With Vulvodynia: Associations With Women's Pain, Women's Sexual Function, and Both Partners' Sexual Distress

Vulvodynia is a common idiopathic gynecological pain condition. With a prevalence of 8 to 12% in the general population,32,33,60 provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is the most common subtype and is characterized by a burning pain elicited upon pressure to the vulvar vestibule.7,14,30 This intermittent pain significantly disrupts couples’ sexuality.10,25,29,36,49,56 Controlled studies show that affected women report more sexual distress, poorer sexual function, and feelings of inadequacy as a sexual partner.

Daily Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Couples Coping With Vulvodynia: Associations With Women’s Pain, Women’s Sexual Function, and Both Partners’ Sexual Distress

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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