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

Participants needed for online study on women's reproductive disorders and human rights (University of York, York, UK)

Can the treatment of women with reproductive disorders be seen as a human rights issue, and if so, how? A researcher at the University of York is looking for women to take part in a web-based study which will examine this question. The study aims to raise awareness in order to improve treatment and waiting times for correct diagnosis and support for female reproductive disorders.

You are eligible to participate if you have a female reproductive disorder such as vulvodynia, vaginismus, endometriosis, PCOS, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids or any other disorder affecting the female reproductive organs.

See our Current research page for full details of the study.

Participants needed for study on psychological needs and support among women with vulvodynia (City, University of London, London, UK)

City, University of London are looking for participants for a study on how women with vulvodynia understand their psychological needs. To take part in the study, you will need to have a diagnosis of vulvodynia or vestibulodynia, you will need to be aged 18 or over and not have undergone menopause, and you will also need to be living in the Greater London area in the UK.

Please note that this is not an online study and data will be collected in an audio-recorded interview with the researcher at a location convenient to you.

Please see our Current research page for full details of the study. 

Participants needed for web-based study on female pelvic pain and self-esteem (London Metropolitan University, London, UK)

London Metropolitan University are looking for participants for a study regarding the impact of female pelvic pain on self-esteem. The aim of the work will be to find out how pelvic pain affects the self and how it relates to sexual distress.

To participate in the short online survey, you will need to suffer from a pelvic pain condition such as vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids or other pelvic condition.

Full details of the study are available on our Current research page. 

Report from Your Pelvic Health Women's Coffee Morning held at Redruth, Cornwall on Saturday 10 June 2017

Cropped poster for the Women's Pelvic Health Coffee Morning, showing a cup of coffee with beans on a white background with a vertical magenta stripe to the left

Dr Liz Venner, Associate Specialist in Dermatology at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has very kindly sent us a short report following the Your Pelvic Health Women's Coffee Morning which took place in Camborne in Cornwall on Saturday 10 June 2017. The article summarises the presentations given by Dr Lisa Haddon, Consultant Sexual Health Physician, Dr Anna Weiss, Consultant Anaesthetist/Pain Consultant, Ms Rachel Collett, Women's Health Physiotherapist and Dr Venner herself.

You can read the article on the VPS website.

Participants needed for web-based study on vulval pain and eating behaviours (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

The University of British Columbia are looking for participants for a web-based questionnaire study on vulval pain and eating behaviours. The main purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between eating behaviours and sexual functioning, particularly with respect to chronic genital pain.

Full details of the study are available on our Current research page.     

Cosmopolitan article on vestibulodynia

The VPS has been featured in women's magazine Cosmopolitan in an article on vestibulodynia. You can read the entire article on the Cosmopolitan website.

REMINDER: Vulval Pain Society Workshop Liverpool 2017, Saturday 10 June, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

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If you're interested in attending the next VPS workshop in Liverpool on Saturday 10 June, but have yet to book your place, we still have spaces, but please note that booking will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 June 2017.

Event information and booking details   

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 3 June 2017, 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 3 June 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. .