News

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

Garden party fundraising for the VPS

VPS supporter Andy Shelton has been fundraising for us in York with a garden party and garage café.

Read more: Garden party fundraising for the VPS

An article in That's Life! magazine

Read about one woman's story of vestibulodynia in the 'Your Health' section of That's life! magazine in their 3 April 2008 issue.

Smears without Tears: new revised smear guide now available for download!

Smears without Tears (VPS smear guide)We're very happy to announce that you can now download our brand new, fully revised leaflet version of Smears without Tears, our patient's guide to making a speculum exam more comfortable. The guide offers physical, practical and psychological tips for getting the best out of smear tests and other speculum examinations and minimising any possible discomfort or distress. It's aimed chiefly at women with vulval or vaginal pain, but we think the guide may be helpful for anyone who is uncomfortable with smear tests. Smears without Tears has been jointly developed by the Vulval Pain Society and the London Vulval Pain Support Group, from whose site the guide can also be downloaded.

Download Smears without Tears: A woman's guide to making a speculum examination more comfortable       

VPS Webinar with David Nunns, 'Vulvodynia research update' - full video presentation now viewable online

You can now watch the full video recording of the very first VPS webinar held on 16 January 2013. In this webinar, Dr David Nunns of the VPS discussed contemporary vulvodynia research, including the use of enoxaparin injections and Melissa Farmer's groundbreaking 2011 study in which vulvodynia symptoms were reproduced in mice.

Read more: VPS Webinar with David Nunns, 'Vulvodynia research update' - full video presentation now viewable...

UPDATE: British Association of Dermatologists Vulval Health Survey 2015

Please note that this survey is now CLOSED. The survey page says to look out for the announcement of the result soon, so as soon as we have any news on that we will be posting it here and on our Older studies page.

Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar, Tuesday 21 May, 7.00 - 8.00 pm

Join us for a free Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar on Tuesday 21 May with Dr Winston de Mello.

Dr de Mello is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM), where he runs a specialist Pelvic Pain clinic. Around two-thirds of his clinic patients have vulval pain. Dr de Mello will give a short presentation in which he will discuss options for long-term pain management in vulvodynia, including physiotherapy, drug therapies and nerve blocks. He wil then answer questions on the topic from participants.

Read more about the Vulval Pain Society (VPS) Webinar, Tuesday 21 May, 7.00 - 8.00 pm

McTimoney chiropractic study - latest news

Please note that this pilot study, which examines the benefits of McTimoney chiropractic treatment for vulval pain, is now closed to new participants. The results of the study are now being processed, and news of the outcome will be posted here as soon as this becomes available.

Many thanks as ever to everyone who has taken part in the study - watch this space for the results!       

 

Patient and doctor attitudes to pain

Are we speaking the same language? is an article which reflects on, and discusses, patient and doctor attitudes to pain and how to get the most from your consultation. The article was written by David Nunns.

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  1. Article in The Guardian