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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 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.

NVA's 2014 Research Award Recipients

Terry Morgan M.D., of the Oregon Health Sciences University, as well as Andrea Nackley PhD and Denniz Zolnoun M.D., of the University of North Carolina, are the recipients of the 2014 NVA Research Award.