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The latest news and info from the Vulval Pain Society, a UK charity supporting women with vulval pain.

Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group meeting with David Nunns, Tuesday 3 March 2015, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

The Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group invite you to an evening hosted by Dr David Nunns (Consultant Gynaecologist at Nottingham City Hospital and Trustee of the Vulval Pain Society). The evening will be held at the Hamar Centre, which is in the grounds of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, SY3 7ZQ, on Tuesday 3 March 2015, from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

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NEW - Vulval Health Survey 2015 needs your input (British Association of Dermatologists, London, UK)

The British Association of Dermatologists is conducting a survey into the impact of vulval health conditions on the lives of those affected. Various vulval conditions can have serious implications for an individual's physical, emotional and social wellbeing. The British Association of Dermatologists is striving to raise awareness of vulval health conditions and the variety of ways in which they affect the lives of the women who suffer from them.

As such, they have launched the Vulval Health Survey 2015 and are currently inviting respondents to contribute.

To find out more about the survey and how you can participate, visit our Current research page.

NEW - Canadian study on women's health and vulval pain requires participants (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)

Queen's University in Canada need female participants for an online questionnaire study on women's health and genital pain. The purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire (the Vulvar Pain Assessment Questionnaire) that will help healthcare professionals assess symptoms of chronic vulval pain. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to read and write in English and currently experience genital pain.

For more details on this online study, please visit our Current research page.     

VPS Webinar with Clare Staunton, 'The Partner Perspective' - full presentation and Q & A now viewable online

You can now watch Clare Staunton's recent webinar from Monday 17 November 2014 online, either from our Webinars page or by clicking on the link below. Please note that this recording includes both Clare's presentation and the Q & A following it.

Watch Clare Staunton's presentation, 'The Partner Perspective' online

The technical problem we had with this recording has now been resolved, but nevertheless, please do This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any difficulties with watching the webinar.

Volunteers needed for educational vulval films

The Gynaecology Department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for volunteers to take part in a series of short training films on the vulva. The films will be aimed at health professionals (doctors and nurses), but also at patients, and they will aim to cover a number of important clinical aspects of care, including vulval self-examination, use of vaginal dilators (trainers) and vulval desensitisation. Volunteers do not need to have vulval pain or a vulval condition to take part in the films.

Read more: Volunteers needed for educational vulval films

VPS Webinar with Krystal Woodbridge, 'Maintaining Intimacy' - presentation now viewable online

For anyone who missed Krystal Woodbridge's webinar on Wednesday 1 October 2014, or who attended but would like to see it again, the webinar itself and the Q & A session following it can now be viewed on our Webinars page, or by clicking on the links below.

Technical problems with watching the webinar or Q & A? Please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2015 British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease Annual Meeting

The 2015 British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease Annual Meeting dates have now been confirmed and the registration site is live! The date of the meeting is Thursday 12 March 2015 and the location will be St Anne's College, Oxford.

Please note that this will be a one-day meeting. The venue has been confirmed and the agenda can be found on the event site at BSSVD 2015. All sponsors are invited to contact the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Listen to 'Airing Pain: The power of the mind' podcast

UK pain charity Pain Concern produce Airing Pain, a series of audio podcasts dealing wtih different aspects of pain from both the patient's and the health professional's perspectives. Listen to Programme 47: The power of the mind, which looks at new techniques using both the brain and the mind to control pain. You might also be interested in the many other programmes available in the series. All the podcasts can be played online, or downloaded from the site for later use. Transcripts are available for some of the programmes as well. Happy listening!