International vulval pain support groups and related organisations

For UK mailing lists please see our Related UK organisations page. Also please bear in mind for any Yahoo! groups you need only one username and password to join any number of email lists.

If you belong to, or know of any vulval pain/vulvodynia support groups outside the UK which are not mentioned here, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can contact them to ask if they would like us to post their group's contact details here. They can be based online, meet up in person, or both.


Australia   Australian national flag


Austria  Austrian national flag 


Canada   Canadian national flag


France   French national flag


Germany   German national flag


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  • Associazione VulvodiniaPuntoInfo ONLUS have a lot of information on vulvodynia, including videos and a report you can download. You can also register to join their online forum, and they hold a list of healthcare professionals. VulvodiniaPuntoInfo have listed healthcare professionals on their database as a point of reference since 2010, and this list is completely and exclusively based on positive feedback from women. There is also a section on the forum in which some healthcare professionals correspond directly with patients ('Il Professionista risponde'). (Language: Italian)   
  • Associazione VIVA Vincere Insieme la VulvodiniA provide information on vulvodynia on their website, which also includes a list of healthcare professionals based in Italy. Associazione VIVA are the first Italian association to have been established by women suffering from vulvodynia, and they have already set in motion the process for the formal recognition of vulvodynia by the Italian Ministry of Health. Their aims are to inform and educate medical professionals, and to support women with vulvodynia and their families, by means of conferences, information days, conventions and meetings. (Language: Italian)  


New Zealand   New Zealand national flag


Peru   Peruvian national flag


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Spain   Spanish national flag


Switzerland   Swiss national flag

  • Verein Vulvodynie is a sister association of Verein Lichen Sclerosus. Both associations are based in Switzerland, but they also cover Austria and Germany. Their website provides information on vulvodynia, including diagnosis, treatment options, a glossary of terms and general tips for daily management. Registered members of the association have access to a password-protected forum and list of doctors, plus the opportunity to participate in workshops and courses organised by the association. (Language: German)


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Both sites give details of how to subscribe to their publications (note that overseas subscriptions cost more than US ones). Please bear in mind that these two organisations are very US-focused and some of the recommendations and treatments they discuss may not be readily available, if at all, in the UK.

  • To join the US-based Vulvar Pain Forum (VPF), send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following command in the body of your email message: subscribe vulvarpainforum (Language: English)