Welcome to the Vulval Pain Society, a UK registered charity supporting vulval pain sufferers.
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.
Vulval Pain Society Workshop Liverpool 2017, Saturday 10 June, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Booking is now open for the Vulval Pain Society's next workshop, which will be held on Saturday 10 June 2017, 9.30 am until 3.30 pm. The venue will be the Liverpool Women's Hospital, Blair Bell Lecture Suite, Ground Floor, Crown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L8 7SS.
This event is geared towards vulval pain sufferers and their partners. The cost for the day is £15 per person. This includes refreshments at the start of the day, and a sandwich, crisps and tea/coffee for lunch (half of the sandwiches will be vegetarian). Please call us if you have special dietary requirements.
Women's Coffee Morning: Your Pelvic Health, Saturday 10 June, Redruth, Cornwall
NEW - Finding a vulval clinic page
If you're looking for a vulval clinic in the UK, you can now access the link from our main menu at Finding a vulval clinic.
Podcast and transcript now available for 'Airing Pain' programme on vulvodynia
If you missed the recent Airing Pain radio programme on vulvodynia, you can now access the audio podcast from the Pain Concern website. Pain Concern's thirty-minute programme features Dr Winston de Mello, Dr David Nunns and Dr Rebekah Shallcross talking about vulvodynia.
A transcript of the programme is available on the VPS website if this is more convenient.
For more information on the programme and the interviewees, click on the 'Read more' link below.
New Facebook group for male partners of vulvodynia sufferers
Partners of Vulvodynia is a new Facebook group for men whose partners suffer from vulval pain. They say 'This group has been set up for men whose partners are suffering from vulvodynia. It's important that we offer support and help raise awareness around this rare condition'.
To join the group, sign up with Facebook if you need to, then just follow the above link to the group page and follow the instructions on the page.
New vulval pain support group on Facebook
Pudendal Neuralgia and Vulvodynia UK have asked us to post a link to a transitional Facebook group which allows ladies to join their full secret Facebook group once the administrator of the group has had contact with them. As the official group's members want it to remain secret, we can't provide details here, but if you follow the above link to the group and (if necessary) sign up with Facebook, you can contact the administrator for details on how to join the group itself.