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.
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.
VPS Super Workshop, Saturday 9 May 2015, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Our next Super Workshop will be held on Saturday 9 May 2015 in the Lecture theatre, BO1, basement of The Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JL map
Registration is at 9.00 am and the day will end at 4.00 pm.
Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group meeting with David Nunns, Tuesday 3 March 2015, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Welsh Marches Vulval Pain Support Group invite you to an evening hosted by Dr David Nunns (Consultant Gynaecologist at Nottingham City Hospital and Trustee of the Vulval Pain Society). The evening will be held at the Hamar Centre, which is in the grounds of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, SY3 7ZQ, on Tuesday 3 March 2015, from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
NEW - Canadian study on women's health and vulval pain requires participants (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)
Queen's University in Canada need female participants for an online questionnaire study on women's health and genital pain. The purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire (the Vulvar Pain Assessment Questionnaire) that will help healthcare professionals assess symptoms of chronic vulval pain. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to read and write in English and currently experience genital pain.
For more details on this online study, please visit our Current research page.
VPS Webinar with Clare Staunton, 'The Partner Perspective' - full presentation and Q & A now viewable online
You can now watch Clare Staunton's recent webinar from Monday 17 November 2014 online, either from our Webinars page or by clicking on one of the links below. Please note that this recording includes both Clare's presentation and the Q & A following it.
Volunteers needed for educational vulval films
The Gynaecology Department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for volunteers to take part in a series of short training films on the vulva. The films will be aimed at health professionals (doctors and nurses), but also at patients, and they will aim to cover a number of important clinical aspects of care, including vulval self-examination, use of vaginal dilators (trainers) and vulval desensitisation. Volunteers do not need to have vulval pain or a vulval condition to take part in the films.