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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 NVA 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