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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's 2015 Research Award Recipients

Nina Bohm-Starke, MD, PhD, was awarded an NVA research grant to evaluate the efficacy and safety of botulinum Toxin A (BTA) as treatment for provoked vestibulodynia (PVD). Candace S. Brown, MSN, PharmD, was awarded an NVA research grant to develop a protocol template for clinical research in vulvodynia.

Urgent Appeal to Vulvodynia Patients

Women suffering from vulvodynia desperately need each one of us who is able to volunteer for upcoming clinical research studies. Since most doctors rely on published research findings to decide what to prescribe, millions of women will benefit from your generosity!

NVA's 2015 Career Award Recipients

Linda Scheider, M.D., of the Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital, as well as Antje Barreveld, M.D., of the Newton Wellesley Hospital, are this year's recipients of the Dr. Stanley C. Marinoff Career Development Award, which encourages junior faculty to pursue an interest in vulvodynia.