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The latest news and info from the Vulval Pain Society, a UK charity supporting women with vulval pain.

Channel 5 need interviewees for new sex education TV programme

Crackit Productions have asked us to pass on the following information.

'We're working on an exciting brand new series for Channel 5’s 5* Channel (which is currently being rebranded), called SEX POD.

We’re filming at a studio in London and are keen to find individuals or groups of 18-30 year olds who will come and discuss their sex lives or stories and also ask some generic relationship/sex questions for us in our specially designed pod.

Read more: Channel 5 need interviewees for new sex education TV programme

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 30 January 2016, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

The London Vulval Pain Support Group's January meeting will definitely now be taking place in the usual London location on Saturday 30 January 2016, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm. Further details about the support group and its meetings can be found on the LVPSG website, or you can email the group administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

NEW - Transcript and references now available for VPS Webinar 1: Vulvodynia research update, by Dr David Nunns

We're gradually making headway with transcribing all our multimedia content, and you can now read the transcript and full list of references for VPS Webinar 1, originally given by David Nunns in January 2013. The webinar gives an update on vulvodynia research, including the use of enoxaparin injections and Melissa Farmer's groundbreaking 2011 study in which vulvodynia symptoms were reproduced in mice.

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 Vulval Pain Society HandbookThe 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.

Read more: The Vulval Pain Society Handbook (4th edition)

Participate in an online study testing a vulval pain assessment questionnaire (Queen's University, Canada)

Queen's University need female participants for an online questionnaire study on women's health and genital pain. The purpose of this study is to test a questionnaire (the Vulvar Pain Assessment Questionnaire) that will help healthcare professionals assess symptoms of chronic vulval pain. Participants must regularly experience vulval pain, be 18 years of age or older and be able to read and write in English.

You can access the study directly at https://surveys.psyc.queensu.ca//VPAQ_TR1.aspx

Find out more about this online study or visit our Current research page to see other studies in which you can take part.

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.

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat - feature on vulval pain

We have just been informed by the BBC that the Radio 1 feature on vulval pain is provisionally scheduled to air, subject to the BBC's news agenda, on Radio 1's Newsbeat programme on Thursday 8 October 2015 at 12.45 pm and 5.45 pm, UK time.

Read more: BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat - feature on vulval pain