Welcome to the VPS, a UK registered charity.
Our aims are:
To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of vulval pain through the provision of support, education and practical advice
To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to vulval pain
We offer advice and information on all vulval pain matters. You can read detailed information about vulvodynia, vestibulodynia (previously known as vulval vestibulitis), lichen sclerosus, and other vulval pain conditions. We also have information on sex and vulval pain, pregnancy and vulval pain, and other general good advice. Find out more about us.
NEW - Transcript and references now available for VPS Podcast 4 - Physiotherapy treatment for vulval pain
You can now read the transcript for VPS Podcast 4, which is Women's Health physiotherapist Helen Forth's podcast on physiotherapy for vulval pain, at Transcript of VPS Podcast 4 - Physiotherapy treatment for vulval pain: a presentation given by Helen Forth.
We've also posted a full list of the references Helen uses in her presentation at References for VPS Podcast 4 - Physiotherapy for vulval pain: a presentation given by Helen Forth. The original video presentation itself and MP3 audio recording are of course still available on our Listen and watch page.
The Vulval Pain Society Handbook (4th edition)
The VPS publishes its own detailed handbook covering most aspects of vulval pain, including strategies for treatment and management. Aimed at both patients and clinicians, the book includes chapters written by healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in vulval pain, plus some patient perspectives.
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat vulval pain feature - website item
Here's a link to the BBC website item on vulvodynia written to accompany the BBC Radio 1 item on vulval pain which is on air today. For details of the radio item itself, see BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat - feature on vulval pain.
Use the VPS Easysearch page to search online instead of Google or other search pages. Every time you search for something from our Easysearch page and follow any links generated, the VPS will receive a donation of around 0.5p. If you spend lots of time online looking at different pages, it's well worth setting the Easysearch page as your homepage or adding it to your favourites or bookmarks.
You can use Easysearch from any computer or smartphone and there's no login or registration required. For further information, visit the Easysearch website.
Total funds raised to date using Easysearch: £18.13
Are you a keen shopper? If so, shop online using Easyfundraising and funds will get donated to the VPS with evey purchase that you make.
Step 1 - Register as a supporter
Visit the Easyfundraising website and register as a supporter by clicking on the green 'Support a good cause' button at the bottom of the page. You then select the Vulval Pain Society from a list of causes, which will take you to a form where you register as a supporter of that cause and create an account.
Step 2 - Shop online
Whenever you want to buy something online, visit Easyfundraising, log into your account and search for your preferred retailer from a drop-down list. You then follow the link to the retailer's website and make your purchase. The retailer will donate a percentage of the price of your purchase to the VPS.
Total funds raised to date using Easyfundraising: £11.91
VPS signs up to eBay for Charity
You can now raise funds for the VPS when you're on eBay, as we've recently signed up to the eBay for Charity scheme. Sellers of items on eBay can choose to donate a percentage of the sale price to us, and buyers can look for items sold in aid of the VPS, or just make a donation to us at the online checkout for any item. You can even just make a donation to the VPS using PayPal whilst browsing eBay, whether or not you buy or sell anything. To find out more about using eBay for Charity, see the relevant page on the VPS website, or visit the eBay site directly.