Welcome to the VPS, a UK registered charity.
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, Lichen Sclerosus, and other conditions. We also have information on sex, pregnancy, and other good advice. Find out more about us.
Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar, Tuesday 21 May, 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Join us for a free Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar on Tuesday 21 May with Dr Winston de Mello.
Dr de Mello is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM), where he runs a specialist Pelvic Pain clinic. Around two-thirds of his clinic patients have vulval pain. Dr de Mello will give a short presentation in which he will discuss options for long-term pain management in vulvodynia, including physiotherapy, drug therapies and nerve blocks. He wil then answer questions on the topic from participants.
UPDATE: Coventry University vulvodynia study
Please note that this online study, which examines UK patients' experiences of accessing treatment for unprovoked vulvodynia, is now closed to new participants. However, the online forum remains open for the time being for those who are already participating in the study. Further news and updates on the progress of the research will be posted here as these become available.
UPDATE: West Midlands Vulval Pain Support Group
We're very pleased to announce that the West Midlands Vulval Pain Support Group is now well under way. The group held its first meeting in Birmingham, and has decided to hold subsequent meetings there as well. The West Midlands Vulval Pain Support Group has been set up to provide confidential support and advice for women in the West Midlands suffering from vulval pain conditions such as vulvodynia and vestibulodynia.
VPS Webinar survey
The VPS is in the process of planning a series of webinars (online seminars with discussion) with expert speakers on various topics relating to vulvodynia, and would like to gain some idea of the topics and questions you would like to see covered in a VPS webinar. We have therefore put together a short anonymous survey for this purpose. To find out more about the webinars and access the survey page, click on 'Read more'.
Personal experiences of vulvodynia
How do women deal with chronic vulval pain in real life? Journalist Sally Turner talked to women with vulvodynia and vestibulodynia to find out about their personal journeys with these conditions. You can read their real life stories on a new page on our website, Personal experiences.
Podcast 5 - Vulvodynia: a podcast lecture by David Nunns
Watch presentation. A presentation with audio about Vulvodynia by Dr David Nunns. Please note that some slides show medical photography and images.