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

New Facebook group for male partners of vulvodynia sufferers

Partners of Vulvodynia logo linking to the group's Facebook page

Partners of Vulvodynia is a new Facebook group for men whose partners suffer from vulval pain. They say 'This group has been set up for men whose partners are suffering from vulvodynia. It's important that we offer support and help raise awareness around this rare condition'.

To join the group, sign up with Facebook if you need to, then just follow the above link to the group page and follow the instructions on the page.

Last chance to sign petition to get pelvic pain included on UK medical student curriculum

There's still time to sign this online petition to get pelvic pain included in the UK university curriculum for all medical students, but please note that the deadline is 22 October 2016.

You can read more about the petition here:

The VPS is a charity aiming to educate the public about vulval pain as well as provide help and advice to sufferers. We therefore support any initiatives to help increase the knowledge, skills and competencies of all health professionals, including medical students, in improving the assessment and management of chronic pelvic (including vulval) pain. Pelvic pain conditions are poorly managed and have a major impact on patients' quality of life, everyday functioning and reproductive health. It is vital that we invest in the education of our future workforce in the field of pelvic pain if we are to improve treatment and support available to all those living with pelvic pain conditions. 

New vulval pain support group on Facebook

Colourful photo of daffodils, tulips, bluebells and other flowers, linking to Pudendal Neuralgia and Vulvodynia UK's Facebook support group

Pudendal Neuralgia and Vulvodynia UK have asked us to post a link to a transitional Facebook group which allows ladies to join their full secret Facebook group once the administrator of the group has had contact with them. As the official group's members want it to remain secret, we can't provide details here, but if you follow the above link to the group and (if necessary) sign up with Facebook, you can contact the administrator for details on how to join the group itself.

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

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.