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.

Université de Montréal (Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Subject:  The impact of relationship variables on vulvo-vaginal pain and psychosexual functioning in afflicted women and their partners

Contact: Mylène Desrosiers, tel (+1) 514-343-6111 ext 47688, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

News:  Recruitment for this study has now ended, but the researchers have advised us of several other papers which address the subject of the study. You can read the PubMed abstracts for these by following the links in the list of references for this study.

(Last updated 31 March 2014)

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Subject: The PRECIOUS Study: Online study examining pregnancy and childbirth in women with provoked vestibulodynia/vulvodynia

Status: Please note that this study is now CLOSED to new participants. Any news we receive about the results of the study will be posted on this page.

(Correct as at 16 February 2015)

University of Coventry (Coventry, West Midlands, UK)

Subject: The experience of accessing treatment for unprovoked vulvodynia - the patient's perspective

Contact: Julia Langley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Status: Recruitment and implementation of this study have now finished, so it is CLOSED. Details of the study's findings will be provided here as soon as these become available.

(Correct as at 10 December 2013)

University of Liverpool (Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK)

Subject: Vulval pain: the journey to diagnosis

Status: Recruitment for this study has now finished and it is therefore CLOSED. Further updates on the work, including details of results once these are available, will be posted on this page.

(Correct as at 10 December 2013)

University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Subject: Internet survey on the impact of vulvodynia in lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority women

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

News: This study has finished data collection and the final results will be posted here once these become available. In the meantime, you can view the preliminary results in the form of a poster plus a presentation which the researcher has very kindly allowed us to post on this website. 

(Last updated 12 March 2014)

University of Southampton (Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK)

Subject: Exploring the experience of vulval pain for women and their partners

Status: Please note that recruitment has now finished for this study and it is CLOSED. A summary of the results will be posted on this page once it is ready and available.

(Correct as at 3 October 2013)

University of Southampton (Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK)

Subject: The development of a questionnaire that assesses the impact of female chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and vulval pain

Status: Recruitment for this research project has now ended and the study is CLOSED. Any further news on the results of the study will be posted on this page as soon as we have it.   

(Correct as at 21 September 2015)

University of York (York, North Yorkshire, UK)

Subject: Can the treatment of women with reproductive disorders be seen as a human rights issue, and if so, how?

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

(Correct as at 6 November 2017)