The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease gathered a group of experts, with the intention to standardize and make easily available recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of vaginitis.
Vulvovaginitis is among the most common gynecologic diagnoses in both primary care and lower genital tract specialist care worldwide, with most women experiencing at least one lifetime episode.
Members and non-members of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD), acknowledged as experts in the field of vulvovaginitis, from different countries and backgrounds, were invited to participate in this mission.
Participants were involved in one or more working groups, according to their expertise and interest.
Each group performed a systematic review and produced a draft based on that. The next step of the process consisted of discussion of the drafts, open to all participants involved in the development of this document. Finally, all drafts were reviewed by the editors and sent back for discussion in case of need.
This publication was inspired by the goals and mission of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) which are:
Appreciation to SCYNEXIS for the unrestricted educational grant that made this possible.