2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS Consensus Terminology and Classification of Persistent Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia

Jacob Bornstein, Andrew T. Goldstein, Colleen K. Stockdale, Sophie Bergeron, Caroline Pukall, Denniz Zolnoun, Deborah Coady, Jacob Bornstein, Andrew Goldstein, Denniz Zolnoun, Gloria A. Bachmann, Ione Bissonnette, Sophie Bergeron, Nina Bohm Starke, Laura Burrows, Deborah Coady, A. Lee Dellon, Melissa Farmer, David Foster, Sarah Fox & 15 others Irwin Goldstein, Richard Gracely, Hope Katharine Haefner, Susan Kellogg-Spadt, Richard Marvel, Micheline Moyal Barracco, Pam Morrison, Sharon Parish, Stephanie Prendergast, Caroline Pukall, Barbara Reed, Colleen Stockdale, Lori Boardman, Lisa Goldstein, Phyllis Mate

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Introduction In 2014, the Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD), the Boards of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) acknowledged the need to revise the current terminology of vulvar pain, based on the significant increase in high quality etiologic studies published in the last decade. Methods The new terminology was achieved in four steps. The first involved a terminology consensus conference with representatives of the three societies, held in April 2015. Then, an analysis of the relevant published studies was used to establish a level of evidence for each factor associated with vulvodynia. The terminology was amended based on feedback from members of the societies. Finally, each society's board accepted the new terminology. Results and Conclusion In 2015, the ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS adopted a new vulvar pain and vulvodynia terminology that acknowledges the complexity of the clinical presentation and pathophysiology involved in vulvar pain and vulvodynia, and incorporates new information derived from evidence-based studies conducted since the last terminology published in 2003.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-612
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sexual Medicine
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Vulvodynia
Pelvic Pain
Reproductive Health
Women's Health
Terminology
Consensus
Pain

Keywords

  • Consensus Conference
  • Dyspareunia
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Terminology
  • Vestibulodynia
  • Vulva
  • Vulvar Pain
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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Bornstein, J., Goldstein, A. T., Stockdale, C. K., Bergeron, S., Pukall, C., Zolnoun, D., ... Mate, P. (2016). 2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS Consensus Terminology and Classification of Persistent Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13(4), 607-612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.02.167

2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS Consensus Terminology and Classification of Persistent Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia. / Bornstein, Jacob; Goldstein, Andrew T.; Stockdale, Colleen K.; Bergeron, Sophie; Pukall, Caroline; Zolnoun, Denniz; Coady, Deborah; Bornstein, Jacob; Goldstein, Andrew; Zolnoun, Denniz; Bachmann, Gloria A.; Bissonnette, Ione; Bergeron, Sophie; Starke, Nina Bohm; Burrows, Laura; Coady, Deborah; Dellon, A. Lee; Farmer, Melissa; Foster, David; Fox, Sarah; Goldstein, Irwin; Gracely, Richard; Haefner, Hope Katharine; Kellogg-Spadt, Susan; Marvel, Richard; Barracco, Micheline Moyal; Morrison, Pam; Parish, Sharon; Prendergast, Stephanie; Pukall, Caroline; Reed, Barbara; Stockdale, Colleen; Boardman, Lori; Goldstein, Lisa; Mate, Phyllis.

In: Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 607-612.

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Bornstein, J, Goldstein, AT, Stockdale, CK, Bergeron, S, Pukall, C, Zolnoun, D, Coady, D, Bornstein, J, Goldstein, A, Zolnoun, D, Bachmann, GA, Bissonnette, I, Bergeron, S, Starke, NB, Burrows, L, Coady, D, Dellon, AL, Farmer, M, Foster, D, Fox, S, Goldstein, I, Gracely, R, Haefner, HK, Kellogg-Spadt, S, Marvel, R, Barracco, MM, Morrison, P, Parish, S, Prendergast, S, Pukall, C, Reed, B, Stockdale, C, Boardman, L, Goldstein, L & Mate, P 2016, '2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS Consensus Terminology and Classification of Persistent Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia', Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 607-612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.02.167
Bornstein, Jacob ; Goldstein, Andrew T. ; Stockdale, Colleen K. ; Bergeron, Sophie ; Pukall, Caroline ; Zolnoun, Denniz ; Coady, Deborah ; Bornstein, Jacob ; Goldstein, Andrew ; Zolnoun, Denniz ; Bachmann, Gloria A. ; Bissonnette, Ione ; Bergeron, Sophie ; Starke, Nina Bohm ; Burrows, Laura ; Coady, Deborah ; Dellon, A. Lee ; Farmer, Melissa ; Foster, David ; Fox, Sarah ; Goldstein, Irwin ; Gracely, Richard ; Haefner, Hope Katharine ; Kellogg-Spadt, Susan ; Marvel, Richard ; Barracco, Micheline Moyal ; Morrison, Pam ; Parish, Sharon ; Prendergast, Stephanie ; Pukall, Caroline ; Reed, Barbara ; Stockdale, Colleen ; Boardman, Lori ; Goldstein, Lisa ; Mate, Phyllis. / 2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS Consensus Terminology and Classification of Persistent Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia. In: Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 607-612.
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