Vulvodynia has no known cause or cure. The NICHD supports research that:
The Research Plan on Vulvodynia (PDF - 681 KB), developed by the NICHD in collaboration with other federal, private, and nonprofit agencies and researchers in the field, lays out an agenda for the rigorous scientific research needed to answer questions and fill in knowledge gaps about vulvodynia. The agenda not only builds on ongoing vulvodynia research but also seeks to advance the field by enhancing the capacity for conducting research related to vulvodynia. In addition, the plan aims to apprise the research community of scientific goals for vulvodynia research and to foster collaborations among agencies and organizations interested in the topic.
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