The Vulval Pain Society

Resources, practical advice and information for people living with vulval pain, families, healthcare providers and the wider public

About the Vulval Pain Society

What is the vulva?

What is the vulva, and how is it different from the vagina?

Vulvodynia and other vulval pain conditions

All about vulvodynia, vestibulodynia and other types of vulval pain.

Finding a vulval clinic

How to go about accessing an NHS vulval clinic to diagnose and treat vulval pain.

Get support

Looking for help for your vulvodynia? This section shows the various ways to access treatment, plus lists of support groups and links to information and resources.

Get support

Personal experiences of vulval pain

Read about patients' personal stories of vulvodynia, vestibulodynia and other kinds of vulval pain.

Personal experiences


What do we know about vulvodynia and vulval pain? Find out about vulval pain research, past and present, including studies which are currently looking for participants.

Find out about research

Latest News & Events

See all News & Events

Join us for our next Social Media Live Stream: ‘An Algorithm for Healthy Skin’

Join us for our next Social Media Live Stream: ‘An Algorithm for Healthy Skin’ on Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 6.30pm. DR KAREN GIBBON Consultant Dermatologist and vulval skin specialist is back! This time she will introduce people with vulval or genital skin conditions to an algorithm that can help doctors better understand you and your symptoms and get the correct treatment for you. And if you’re a GP, pelvic health clinician, or dermatologist, this is going to be so useful.

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Vulval Pain Society Conference 2020 - change of date to 9 October 2021


Saturday 9 October 2021, 9.00am – 4.00pm


Friends House, 173 - 177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

  • Opposite Euston station
  • Within walking distance of King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations

Further details will be posted here nearer the time.


Download our leaflet on vulval pain

Our leaflet on vulval pain, including vulvodynia, vestibulodynia and other vulval pain conditions. The PDF should be printed on both sides of the same A4 sheet and then folded into three sections.

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