The latest news and info from the Vulval Pain Society, a UK charity supporting women with vulval pain.
Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar, Tuesday 21 May, 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Join us for a free Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar on Tuesday 21 May with Dr Winston de Mello.
Dr de Mello is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM), where he runs a specialist Pelvic Pain clinic. Around two-thirds of his clinic patients have vulval pain. Dr de Mello will give a short presentation in which he will discuss options for long-term pain management in vulvodynia, including physiotherapy, drug therapies and nerve blocks. He wil then answer questions on the topic from participants.
Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar, Wednesday 1 May, 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Join us for a free Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar on Wednesday 1 May 2013 with Professor Wendy Reid.
Prof Reid is Vice-President of Education at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, where she runs a specialist vulval clinic. She will give a short presentation on 'Everything your Doctor should know about Vulval Disease' and answer questions on the topic from participants.
VPS Webinar survey
The VPS is in the process of planning a series of webinars (online seminars with discussion) with expert speakers on various topics relating to vulvodynia, and would like to gain some idea of the topics and questions you would like to see covered in a VPS webinar. We have therefore put together a short anonymous survey for this purpose. To find out more about the webinars and access the survey page, click on 'Read more'.
UPDATE: West Midlands Vulval Pain Support Group
We're very pleased to announce that the West Midlands Vulval Pain Support Group is now well under way. The group held its first meeting in Birmingham, and has decided to hold subsequent meetings there as well. The West Midlands Vulval Pain Support Group has been set up to provide confidential support and advice for women in the West Midlands suffering from vulval pain conditions such as vulvodynia and vestibulodynia.
McTimoney chiropractic study - latest news
Please note that this pilot study, which examines the benefits of McTimoney chiropractic treatment for vulval pain, is now closed to new participants. The results of the study are now being processed, and news of the outcome will be posted here as soon as this becomes available.
Many thanks as ever to everyone who has taken part in the study - watch this space for the results!
Talking helps skin
This article appeared in the Daily Mail, highlighting a new approach to skin conditions.
An article in That's Life! magazine
Read about one woman's story of vestibulodynia in the "Your Health" section of That's life! magazine in their 3 April 2008 issue.
Patient and doctor attitudes to pain
An article called "Are we speaking the same language?" which reflects on, and discusses, patient and doctor attitudes to pain and how to get the most from your consultation. Written by David Nunns