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The National Vulvodynia Association

The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is a nonprofit organization created in 1994 to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders. In accomplishing this goal, the N V A will:

  • educate affected women about vulvodynia to enable them to make informed choices about their treatment
  • encourage patients to develop self-help strategies to deal with the physical and emotional components of this disorder
  • provide a support network for interested members
  • involve and educate loved ones to promote a more supportive family environment
  • coordinate a centralized source of information on suspected causes, current treatments, and ongoing research for health care practitioners and patients
  • emphasize a coordinated interdisciplinary approach to patients' medical care
  • work cooperatively with other health organizations to improve our understanding of vulvodynia's relationship to other disorders
  • educate the public to bring attention to vulvodynia as a serious women's health concern
  • encourage further research to find more effective treatments and eventual cures for vulvodynia

An international organization, the Foundation publishes The VP Foundation Newsletter and The Low Oxalate Cookbook, sponsors research, and coordinates a network of personal support and other resources for its members. It also conducts a program of public education and outreach.


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This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. This information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a healthcare professional.

Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee Revised 03/10/21

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