The Vulva Diaries
Terminology of Vulvodynia
This week Dr. Selk interviews Dr. Jacob Bornstein in his second episode with "The Vulva Diaries"! Dr. Bornstein is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Israel, past president of the ISSVD and chair of the terminology committee, with extensive publications in vulvar disease. In this episode they discuss the terminology of vulvodynia. Topics covered include history behind the terminology of vulvodynia, potential etiologies of vulvodynia, the process behind updating terminology, key elements that factor into determining the terminology of vulvodynia, importance of ascertaining the main associated cause of a patient's vulvodynia, evidence behind treatments for vulvodynia, and the story of the emergence of vulvodynia into the research spotlight.