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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 Spring 2017 Research Award

Betsy Foxman PhD, a professor and director at the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, was awarded an NVA research grant for a study on Molecular Microbial Markers and Vulvodynia.

NVA Publishes Summer 2017 NVA News Newsletter

Below are a few highlights: Recent Advances in Understanding Provoked Vestibulodynia By Ahinoam Lev-Sagie, M.D., and Steven S. Witkin. Ph.D.; Pelvic Floor Assessment in Women with Vulvodynia By Stephanie Prendergast, M.P.T.

NVA Releases CME/CE Program on Medscape

The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) has released an online CME/CE-accredited tutorial on vulvodynia on Medscape. Written by vulvodynia experts, this complimentary tutorial covers prevalence, differential diagnosis and treatment.