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

British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease 2018 Meeting

The BSSVD is a medical specialist society aiming to support the advancement of care and research in vulval disease. The society has over 160 members from various specialties including Gynaecology, Dermatology and Sexual Health. Their annual conference in May 2018 was in Salisbury. In parallel with the society's conference there was a meeting for GPs which was well attended. The members of the BSSVD gave presentations on various skin diseases including lichen sclerosus, lichen planus and vulval pain. Abi Kingston, Consultant Gynaecologist at Salisbury Hospital, was the events organiser.

Read more: British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease 2018 Meeting

Natalie's half-marathon for the VPS

One of our supporters will be raising funds for us by running a half-marathon at Hever Castle in Kent on 8 July 2018. To find out more and make a donation, please visit Natalie's fundraising page.     

London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 12 May 2018, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

 London Vulval Pain Support Group logo

The London Vulval Pain Support Group's next general meeting will be in the usual London location on Saturday 12 May 2018, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm. This is a general support meeting and replaces the cancelled meeting of 19 May 2018. 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. .

UPDATE - University of York study on women's reproductive disorders and human rights

Please note that following an excellent participant response, this study has sufficient data and is now closed. As ever, any further updates or news about the results of the study will be posted here and on our Older studies page.

Many thanks to all who took part in the study.

#ItsNotInYourHead: campaign to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia

The Women's Health Research Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia have asked us to pass on news about #ItsNotInYourHead, a campaign which they have just launched to raise awareness about provoked vestibulodynia.

You can watch the campaign's short animated video here, or visit their page on Facebook.