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

VPS is in Bella magazine!

We're featured in an article on vulvodynia in next week's print edition (9 July 2019, p42, on sale until 8 July 2019) of the UK women's weekly magazine Bella. The article covers the condition and also includes a personal history from a brave volunteer.  

UPDATE - University of the West of England study on men's experiences of their partners' sexual pain

The VPS has had reports that for some people the link to the online survey for this study was not working correctly. We're happy to say that this problem has now been resolved, but we have also included a further direct link to the study website just in case.

The study is still open to new participants, so if you were interested in taking part before but were unable to access the survey, please do try again on our Current research page.

NHS leaflet on coping with vulvodynia

Living with vulvodynia is an NHS leaflet produced by King's College Hospital which discusses the impact of vulvodynia on your daily life and outlines approaches to managing the pain and improving your quality of life, with a particular focus on psychology and the relationship between mind and body.

Read more: NHS leaflet on coping with vulvodynia

VPS Conference at Leeds, tickets now available

Book your place now at the Vulval Pain Society Conference. It takes place at the prestigious Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds on:

Saturday 5th October 2019

Speakers for the day include:

  • Dr David Nunns (Gynaecologist)
  • Dr Winston de Mello (Consultant in Pain Medicine)
  • Dr Katharine Warburton (Dermatologist)
  • Sheren Gaulbert (Pain Science Educator and Cognitive Hypnotherapist)
  • Maria Elliott (Chartered Physiotherapist) 

Read more for tickets and full details

Participants needed for web-based study on men's experience of their partners' sexual pain (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)

The University of the West of England are looking for participants for a study on how men experience sexual pain in their partners.

To participate in the online survey, you will need to be male, over the age of 18 and resident in the UK, and you will need to have been in a relationship with a woman suffering from pain during sexual intercourse (or pain preventing intercourse).

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