Older studies

We list below all studies which were previously detailed on this website under Current research, and which are now closed to new participants.

The purpose of this page is, amongst other things, to allow all those who have participated in studies previously publicised on this website to easily track the progress of research and thus eventually see how their personal contribution fits into the wider social and clinical picture. We update this page with news on the various studies as the results emerge, so do check back here from time to time.

If you've been involved as a researcher in any of the studies mentioned below, and you wish to add to, amend or update any information given here on your study/studies, please do email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or write to us at our VPS address and we will update the listing accordingly.

The studies are listed in alphabetical order.

British Association of Dermatologists (London, England, UK)

Subject: Vulval Health Survey 2015

Status: This survey is now CLOSED. When we last checked it today, the survey page said to look out for the announcement of the result soon, so the VPS will be contacting the British Association of Dermatologists and an update will be posted here and on our front page as soon as we have any news.

(Correct as at 4 March 2015)

City, University of London (London, UK)

Subject: Experiences of psychological needs and support among women with vulvodynia

Status: This study is now CLOSED to new participants. Further news and updates about the study will be posted here when and if available.

(Correct as at 7 September 2017)

McTimoney chiropractors (Plymouth, Southampton, Worthing, Loughborough)

Subject: Pilot study to evaluate the benefits of McTimoney chiropractic technique in the treatment of unprovoked vulvodynia

Contacts:

Robyn Lopes Plymouth 01752 407531
Penny Nelmes Southampton 02380 667205
Madeleine Brzeski Worthing 01903 217160 thebrzeskiclinic.org
Tana Williams Loughborough 07766 510859

News:  This pilot study is now closed to new participants. The resuilts of the study have now been written up and submitted for publication. Details of the outcome, with relevant links to publications where possible, will be posted here as soon as these become available; however, we can say at this early stage that preliminary findings are looking favourable. Many thanks to everyone who has taken part in the study.

(Last updated 29 January 2013)  

Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Subject: Study on pain, relationship, sexual and psychological function among women with vulvodynia

Contact: Caroline Pukall, PhD, tel (+1) 613-533-3200, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

News: The results of this study are in the process of being written up and submitted for publication. As soon as the results have been published, a synopsis of them will be posted on this page.

(Last updated 29 January 2013)

Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Subject: Online study examining women's experiences with gynecological examinations

Status: Please note that this study is now CLOSED to new participants. The results of the study are in the process of being written up and submitted for publication. As soon as the results have been published, a synopsis of them will be posted on this page.

(Correct as at 29 January 2013)

Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Subject: Online questionnaire study on pain characteristics of women with vulvar, pelvic, and/or bladder pain

Status: Please note that this study is now CLOSED to new participants. The results of the study are in the process of being written up and submitted for publication. As soon as the results have been published, a synopsis of them will be posted on this page.

(Correct as at 29 January 2013)

Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Subject: Online study examining health care experiences in women with vulvar pain

Status: Please note that this study is now CLOSED to new participants. Further news and updates on the progress of the study will be posted here as soon as these become available. 

(Correct as at 22 January 2015)

UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Subject: Web-based survey of pain, stress and complementary and alternative medicine (PROCAIM)

Contact: Deboran Ackerman, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

News:  As of February 2011, funding for this study has ceased, and so it is now closed. The researchers are in the process of analysing all the data collected (from over 2000 participants in total). Further news will be posted here when and if this becomes available.

 (Last updated 17 March 2014)