Welcome to the Vulval Pain Society, a UK registered charity supporting vulval pain sufferers.
Our aims are:
To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of vulval pain through the provision of support, education and practical advice
To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to vulval pain
We offer advice and information on all vulval pain matters. You can read detailed information about vulvodynia, vestibulodynia (previously known as vulval vestibulitis), lichen sclerosus, and other vulval pain conditions. We also have information on sex and vulval pain, pregnancy and vulval pain, and other general good advice.
Vulval Dermatology in Practice Masterclass, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, 10 November 2016
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital have sent us details of their forthcoming Vulval Dermatology masterclass, which we give below. Please note that this class is aimed at health professionals rather than patients.
The Guy’s and St Thomas’ Vulval Dermatology in Practice Masterclass, taking place on 10 November 2016 in London, is a unique half-day masterclass run by dermatology specialist Dr Fiona Lewis. It offers an interactive learning experience that brings case studies to life and provides delegates with the opportunity to expand their expertise through practical sessions.
New Facebook group for male partners of vulvodynia sufferers
Partners of Vulvodynia is a new Facebook group for men whose partners suffer from vulval pain. They say 'This group has been set up for men whose partners are suffering from vulvodynia. It's important that we offer support and help raise awareness around this rare condition'.
To join the group, sign up with Facebook if you need to, then just follow the above link to the group page and follow the instructions on the page.
New vulval pain support group on Facebook
Pudendal Neuralgia and Vulvodynia UK have asked us to post a link to a transitional Facebook group which allows ladies to join their full secret Facebook group once the administrator of the group has had contact with them. As the official group's members want it to remain secret, we can't provide details here, but if you follow the above link to the group and (if necessary) sign up with Facebook, you can contact the administrator for details on how to join the group itself.
NEW - Transcript and references now available for VPS Podcast 4 - Physiotherapy treatment for vulval pain
You can now read the transcript for VPS Podcast 4, which is Women's Health physiotherapist Helen Forth's podcast on physiotherapy for vulval pain, at Transcript of VPS Podcast 4 - Physiotherapy treatment for vulval pain: a presentation given by Helen Forth.
We've also posted a full list of the references Helen uses in her presentation at References for VPS Podcast 4 - Physiotherapy for vulval pain: a presentation given by Helen Forth. The original video presentation itself and MP3 audio recording are of course still available on our Listen and watch page.
The Vulval Pain Society Handbook (4th edition)
The VPS publishes its own detailed handbook covering most aspects of vulval pain, including strategies for treatment and management. Aimed at both patients and clinicians, the book includes chapters written by healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in vulval pain, plus some patient perspectives.
Are you a keen shopper? If so, shop online using Easyfundraising and funds will get donated to the VPS with evey purchase that you make.
Step 1 - Register as a supporter
Visit the Easyfundraising website and register as a supporter by clicking on the green 'Support a good cause' button at the bottom of the page. You then select the Vulval Pain Society from a list of causes, which will take you to a form where you register as a supporter of that cause and create an account.
Step 2 - Shop online
Whenever you want to buy something online, visit Easyfundraising, log into your account and search for your preferred retailer from a drop-down list. You then follow the link to the retailer's website and make your purchase. The retailer will donate a percentage of the price of your purchase to the VPS.