University of Surrey (Surrey, UK)

Subject: An explorative study of how people with vulval pain conditions experience online health information and online peer support groups

Contact: Harriet Farrell-Poulton, Undergraduate Sociology BSc student, University of Surrey. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details and requirements: Do you have vulvodynia or vestibulodynia and use online health information or online support groups? If so, then please consider taking part in my research.

I am an undergraduate student in Sociology at the University of Surrey and for my dissertation research I am interested in exploring how people with vulvodynia or vestibulodynia experience online health information and/or online support groups. I would love to speak to people about their experiences; this would include 1 online interview lasting around 60 minutes.

All responses will be pseudonymised and treated confidentially.

To participate you must:

  •     have a medical or self-diagnosis of vulvodynia or vestibulodynia
  •     use online health information and/or online support groups
  •     be over 18 years old
  •     be sure that discussing your experiences will not cause you undue distress

This study has been granted ethical approval from the University of Surrey Ethics Committee. Ethics review reference: FASS 20-21 016 EGA.

If you are interested in taking part or want to find out more, please feel free to contact Harriet by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

(Correct as at 1 February 2021)