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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. 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 Celebrates 20 Years

The National Vulvodynia Association was created in 1994 to improve the lives of women affected by vulvodynia.

NVA's 2014 Career Award Recipient

Sonia Bahlani, M.D., of the Smith Institute for Urology, is this year's recipient of the Dr. Stanley C. Marinoff Career Development Award, which encourages junior faculty to pursue an interest in vulvodynia.

NVA Increases Research Funding

In the past 18 months, NVA has funded eight new studies on the causes and treatment of vulvodynia. The results of these pilot studies enable some scientists to obtain one or two million dollar research grants from the National Institutes of Health.