News

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

Supporter Natalie successfully completes half marathon for VPS

VPS fundraiser Natalie crosses the finishing line at the Hever Half MarathonA huge 'well done' and 'thank you' to VPS supporter Natalie Pougher, who took part in the Hever Half Marathon at Hever Castle, Kent on Sunday 8 July 2018 in order to raise funds for the VPS, successfully completing the event despite sweltering weather (apparently 31C on the day!).

If you're interested in making a donation, there's still time to do so if you visit Natalie's fundraising page, where you can also find more details about the event.

You can read more about Natalie's personal journey with vulvodynia on her blog.

British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease 2018 Meeting

The BSSVD is a medical specialist society aiming to support the advancement of care and research in vulval disease. The society has over 160 members from various specialties including Gynaecology, Dermatology and Sexual Health. Their annual conference in May 2018 was in Salisbury. In parallel with the society's conference there was a meeting for GPs which was well attended. The members of the BSSVD gave presentations on various skin diseases including lichen sclerosus, lichen planus and vulval pain. Abi Kingston, Consultant Gynaecologist at Salisbury Hospital, was the events organiser.

Read more: British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease 2018 Meeting

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 14 July 2018, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

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The London Vulval Pain Support Group's next general meeting will be in the usual London location on Saturday 14 July 2018, 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. .

Natalie's half-marathon for the VPS

One of our supporters will be raising funds for us by running a half-marathon at Hever Castle in Kent on 8 July 2018. To find out more and make a donation, please visit Natalie's fundraising page.     

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 12 May 2018, 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 12 May 2018, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm. This is a general support meeting and replaces the cancelled meeting of 19 May 2018. 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. .

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 24 March 2018, 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 24 March 2018, 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. .

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 20 January 2018, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

 London Vulval Pain Support Group logo

Happy New Year!

The London Vulval Pain Support Group's first meeting of 2018 will be in the usual London location on Saturday 20 January 2018, 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. .

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.