References and links for Vulvodynia research: why it's needed and how you can help

These links are the footnotes from our introductory page Vulvodynia research: why it's needed and how you can help. Please note that they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of vulvodynia studies and writings! For lists of published studies on vulval pain, we would strongly recommend visiting a database such as PubMed and searching for 'vulvodynia', 'vestibulodynia' or 'vulva* pain'. Alternatively, some studies, books and other materials are listed on this website on our Reading and resources page.  There is also a good reading list available at the end of the Vulval Pain Society Handbook. 

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  1. Thomas T C, in A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women, Henry C Lea's Son & Co, Philadelphia, 1880, pp 145-147: also Skene, A J C, in A Treatise on the Diseases of Women, D Appleton & Co, New York, 1888, pp 93-94
  1. McKay M, in 'Burning vulva syndrome: report of ISSVD task force', in Journal of Reproductive Medicine, no 29, 1984, page 457
  1. Harlow B L and Stewart E G in 'A Population-Based Assessment of Chronic Unexplained Vulvar Pain: Have we underestimated the Prevalence of Vulvodynia?', in the Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, vol 58, no 2, 2003, pp 82-88
  1. Arnold L D, Bachmann G A, Rosen R et al in 'Assessment of vulvodynia symptoms in a sample of US women: a prevalence survey with a nested case control study', in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol 196, no 2, 2007, pp 128.e1-128.e6
  1. Reed B, Crawford S, Couper M, Cave C and Haefner H, in 'Pain at the vulvar vestibule: a web-based survey', in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, vol 8, no 1, 2004, pp 48-57