The latest news and info from the Vulval Pain Society, a UK charity supporting women with vulval pain.
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.
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
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.
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.
NEW - Transcripts page on VPS website
Work is ongoing to make the VPS website more accessible to all users, and as part of this, we have recently set up a new Transcripts page. At the moment, this new page contains links to webpage transcripts of some of the VPS podcasts from our Listen and watch page, including presentations from our recent Super Workshop in May 2015. However, we hope eventually to be able to offer transcripts of all of our audiovisual content, including the podcasts, the webinars and anything else which involves listening or watching.
VPS Super Workshop 2015: presentations now available to download and read
You can now watch and listen to three new VPS podcasts, which were three presentations given at our Super Workshop in London on 9 May 2015. Two of the podcasts are audio only, whilst the other has slides.
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- VPS Webinar with David Nunns, 'Vulvodynia research update' - full video presentation now viewable online
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