A brief overview of vulval lichen planus is given in slides 7 and 8 of Vulvodynia: a podcast lecture by David Nunns. Additionally, Supporting people living with lichen planus: a presentation given by Bridie Nelson gives a patient’s perspective on what it’s like to live with lichen planus. Transcripts of the presentations are available for both of these podcasts.

For more detailed information and resources on lichen planus, we recommend you visit the website of UK Lichen Planus, which is a UK charity supporting sufferers of the condition. Information on lichen planus is provided in Danish, Dutch, Italian and Spanish as well as English.


The BSSVD in collaboration with Manchester University have produced a leaflet which shows how to perform a vulval self-examination to check for abnormalities. This leaflet is aimed at people who are at an increased risk of vulval cancer due to age or certain medical conditions, including lichen planus: