This section contains all the latest news and information from the Vulval Pain Society.

Vulval Pain Society Conference Leeds 2019, Saturday 5 October 2019 - tickets now available

VPS butterfly logo outlined in white 16 times on a red background

Book your place now for the Vulval Pain Society Conference. It takes place at the prestigious Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds on:

Saturday 5th October 2019

Please note that bookings will close on 21 September 2019.

Speakers for the day include:

  • Dr David Nunns (Gynaecologist)
  • Dr Winston de Mello (Consultant in Pain Medicine)
  • Dr Katharine Warburton (Dermatologist)
  • Sheren Gaulbert (Pain Science Educator and Cognitive Hypnotherapist)
  • Maria Elliott (Chartered Physiotherapist) 

Read more for tickets and full details.

Manchester Vulval Support Network: meeting on Thursday 12 September 2019, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Read the text-only version of this flyer for the Manchester Vulval Support Network meeting

Guardian article on vulvodynia

The VPS has contributed to and features in an article on vulvodynia in UK newspaper The Guardian. The article is included in today's printed edition of the paper (22 August 2019), or you can read it on The Guardian's website.

Somerset Vulvodynia Network: meeting on Sunday 25 August 2019, 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

A new vulvodynia support group has been set up in the South West of the UK. If you're looking to meet like-minded women for support, please head to its first meeting, which will be on Sunday 25 August 2019, 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm.

Read the text version of the above flyer for Somerset Vulvodynia Network: meeting on Sunday 25 August 2019, 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm  

VPS is in Bella magazine!

We're featured in an article on vulvodynia in next week's print edition (9 July 2019, p42, on sale until 8 July 2019) of the UK women's weekly magazine Bella. The article covers the condition and also includes a personal history from a brave volunteer.  

UPDATE - University of the West of England study on men's experiences of their partners' sexual pain

The VPS has had reports that for some people the link to the online survey for this study was not working correctly. We're happy to say that this problem has now been resolved, but we have also included a further direct link to the study website just in case.

The study is still open to new participants, so if you were interested in taking part before but were unable to access the survey, please do try again on our Current research page.