External Resources


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 cancer is diagnosed in over 1000 British women each year. Some inflammatory skin conditions MAY develop into vulval cancer. The risk of developing cancer is low.  About 5% of women with these skin conditions will be diagnosed with a vulval cancer.
This leaflet will show you how to perform a vulval self-examination to check for abnormalities.
Click here



British Association of Dermatologists
Here you will find advice and leaflets specially written by Dermatologists. Click here


British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
A guide and support relating to sexually transmitted infections. Click here


International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
You can find a whole list of vulvovaginal subjects. Click here


Vulval Pain Society (VPS)
A great site for women suffering from vulval pain. The VPS also has a very good guide on smears, how to get through them without pain and with your dignity intact. Click here



Leaflet for patients from the Eczema Society Click here



General Care
Leaflet for patients from the British Association of Dermatologists Click here


Pelvic floor – Incontinence focus
Website for patients. Covers bladder training, pelvic floor exercises, surgery Click here



UK Lichen Planus (UKLP)
A very useful site for women suffering from Lichen Planus. Click here


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


Lichen Planus
Leaflet for patients from the ISSVD Click here



10 facts about Lichen Sclerosus
10 useful facts about Lichen Sclerosus Click here


Lichen Sclerosus
Leaflet for patients from the British Association of DermatologyClick here



Normal vulva – Adult Women
Leaflet for patients Click here


Normal vulva - Adolescents
This resource is aimed at educating young people on what is a 'normal' vulva Click here



Leaflet for patients from the Vulval Pain Society Click here