News

This section contains all the latest news and information from the Vulval Pain Society.

UPDATE - University of York study on women's reproductive disorders and human rights

Please note that following an excellent participant response, this study has sufficient data and is now closed. As ever, any further updates or news about the results of the study will be posted here and on our Older studies page.

Many thanks to all who took part in the study.

#ItsNotInYourHead: campaign to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia

The Women's Health Research Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia have asked us to pass on news about #ItsNotInYourHead, a campaign which they have just launched to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia.

You can watch the campaign's short animated video here, or visit their page on Facebook.

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 14 October 2017, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

 London Vulval Pain Support Group logo

The London Vulval Pain Support Group's next general meeting will be in the usual London location on Saturday 14 October 2017, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm. Further details about the support group and its meetings can be found on the LVPSG website, or you can email the group administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

VPS is in The Independent!

The VPS has contributed to an article about vulvodynia appearing in UK newspaper The Independent. You can read the entire article on The Independent's website.

Manchester Vulval Support Network: meeting on Monday 25 September 2017, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Read the text-only version of this flyer for the Manchester Vulval Support Network meeting

Input needed for the Lichen Sclerosus Priority Setting Partnership

The Lichen Sclerosus Priority Setting Partnership are looking for people to take part in a survey they are running to find out what research questions are important to patients with lichen sclerosus and health professionals who are involved with the condition.

For more information about the survey, download the LSPSP's PDF poster or visit their page on the University of Nottingham website.

UPDATE - City, University of London vulvodynia study

We're pleased to able to report that this study, 'Experiences of psychological needs and support among women with vulvodynia', has had sufficient participant response for analysis and is therefore now closed. Any further updates and news we have about the study will be posted here and on our Older studies page.

Many thanks to all who participated in the study.

NEW - What is the vulva?

ASCII-style graphic containing a large white question mark on a jade green background. The question mark is made up of a list of the structures of the vulva in small font text

A basic guide to the different parts of the vulva, location and function. The page includes a labelled colour photo of the vulva (so may not be safe for work), plus a full text description of each of the structures indicated in the photo.

There's also a quick guide for health professionals to carrying out a vulval examination, and for patients, there's a link to our How to perform vulval self-examination page, which has a labelled black and white line diagram of the vulva.

The new page can be accessed from our main menu at What is the vulva? or by clicking on the green square above this text.