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

Participants needed for study exploring the physical and psychological experiences and sexual function of women with vulvodynia (King's College London, London, UK)

Vulvodynia can have a big impact on a person’s life. It can affect the way women think and feel and the activities they do.

King's College London are looking for participants in an online questionnaire-based study whose purpose will be to explore the psychological experience, pain experience and sexual function of women with vulvodynia.

In order to participate in this study you will need to have a diagnosis of vulvodynia by a health professional, be 18 years or older and not be currently pregnant.

Full details of the study are given on our Current research page.

Participants needed for study to develop practitioner guidelines on communication about the psychological aspects of vulvodynia (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)

The University of Nottingham are looking for participants for a study which is aimed at understanding the views of women and practitioners on communicating about the psychological aspects and impact of vulvodynia, and then producing guidelines to support practitioners in this communication.

To participate in the study, you should either be a patient with a diagnosis of vulvodynia, or a practitioner who works with women with vulvodynia, either in the management of the condition or by referring on to specialist services.

For full details of the study, please see our Current research page.

UPDATE: Vulval Pain Society Conference Leeds 2019 - tickets still available

If you're thinking of booking tickets for the VPS Conference on vulvodynia in Leeds on Saturday 5 October 2019, there's still time to do so but you''ll have to be quick as bookings will now close on Monday 23 September 2019 at 9.00 am.

Full details of the event and how to book can be found on the VPS website.


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.