There is a variety of useful information relating to vulval conditions already available online from other similar societies to the BSSVD. Please follow the links below:
Vulval Self Examination Leaflet
Vulval Self Examination Video
This video will show you how to perform a vulval self-examination to check for abnormalities. It was produced with the help of patients and experts who treat vulval cancer. However, self-examination is not a substitute for being examined by a health care professional.
The video was produced with help from patients with vulval cancer and clinicians who treat them. This is a part of the Early Detection of vulval CAncer Through self-Examination (EDuCATE) study, funded by the British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease. The content creator, Dr Vanitha Sivalingam was a NIHR Clinical Academic Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK.
British Association of Dermatologists
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
Vulval Pain Society (VPS)
Pelvic floor – Incontinence focus
UK Lichen Planus (UKLP)
Budesonide foam for the treatment of vulval and vaginal erosive lichen planus(UKLP)
Patient information leaflet for Budesonide foam – There have been some supply issues with prednisolone suppositories. These are useful treatment for erosive lichen planus. An alternative treatment is Budesonide foam. Please see this link to a useful factsheet to support the use of this treatment. Click here
10 facts about Lichen Sclerosus
This short film was created based on the real words of people with vulval lichen sclerosus (LS). It is aimed at healthcare professionals, particularly in primary care, to increase awareness and understanding of LS and the needs of those living with the condition.
This was part of the 'Living with Vulval Lichen Sclerosus' study at the Universities of Bristol and Warwick. It was funded by the ESRC and led by Dr Sophie Rees. Members of the BSSVD council, especially Dr Caroline Owen, supported the development of the script and accompanying text.
The film is intended to be used as an educational tool with permission. Email Sophie Rees email@example.com or contact her on Instagram (@vulva_researcher) or Twitter (@drsophierees).
A brief anonymous survey is collecting feedback to the film: Survey
Our clinical practice article in the British Journal of General Practice provides practical advise for primary care professionals: Article
The link to the video is: Here
Normal vulva – Adult Women
Normal vulva - Adolescents