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

UPDATE: British Association of Dermatologists Vulval Health Survey 2015

Please note that this survey is now CLOSED. The survey page says to look out for the announcement of the result soon, so as soon as we have any news on that we will be posting it here and on our Older studies page.

Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar, Tuesday 21 May, 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Join us for a free Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar on Tuesday 21 May with Dr Winston de Mello.

Dr de Mello is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM), where he runs a specialist Pelvic Pain clinic. Around two-thirds of his clinic patients have vulval pain. Dr de Mello will give a short presentation in which he will discuss options for long-term pain management in vulvodynia, including physiotherapy, drug therapies and nerve blocks. He wil then answer questions on the topic from participants.

Read more about the Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar, Tuesday 21 May, 7.00 - 8.00 pm

McTimoney chiropractic study - latest news

Please note that this pilot study, which examines the benefits of McTimoney chiropractic treatment for vulval pain, is now closed to new participants. The results of the study are now being processed, and news of the outcome will be posted here as soon as this becomes available.

Many thanks as ever to everyone who has taken part in the study - watch this space for the results!       


Patient and doctor attitudes to pain

Are we speaking the same language? is an article which reflects on, and discusses, patient and doctor attitudes to pain and how to get the most from your consultation. The article was written by David Nunns.

Article in The Guardian

The Sexual Healing section in the Guardian's G2 section (30 October 2009) responds to a query about painful sex. Read Pamela Stephenson Connolly's reply.