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For more than 20 years, the National Vulvodynia Association (NVA), a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for women with chronic vulvar pain. Subtypes of vulvodynia include provoked vestibulodynia, generalized vulvodynia and clitorodynia. Many sufferers report vulvar burning and painful sexual intercourse. If you are a woman in pain, her concerned partner, or a health care provider who treats vulvodynia, the NVA - with our expert medical board - can assist you. Hundreds of women each year thank us for our incomparable educational materials and support services. Let us help you too.

What NVA Can Offer You

For Patients:

  • Learn about diagnosis and treatment in online tutorial
  • Receive health care provider referral list
  • Read vulvodynia experts' articles in our newsletter
  • Speak one-on-one with your support contact
  • Read our self-help, pregnancy, and partner guides

For Health Professionals:

  • Place your name on our referral list
  • Use our popular CME-accredited online tutorial
  • Read vulvodynia experts' articles in our newsletter
  • Receive current research abstracts via email
  • Request complimentary patient brochures for your office

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News & Updates

NVA's Fall 2015 Research Award

Caroline Pukall, PhD, was awarded an NVA research grant on spinal cord imaging of women with provoked vestibulodynia. Elke Jarboe, MD, was awarded an NVA research grant on genetic and immunohistochemical analysis of primary and secondary vestibulodynia.

NIH Funding Opportunity

The NIH recently announced a new opportunity for vulvodynia research funding. This announcement encourages new research applications in the exploration of etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutics in the field of vulvodynia. Applications utilizing multidisciplinary approaches and interdisciplinary investigative teams are of particular interest to advance this research agenda.