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About Us

The B.C. Centre for Vulvar Health offers comprehensive care from a team of health care experts.

What we do

There are many different disorders that can affect the vulva including: infections, skin conditions, systemic medical disorders, autoimmune conditions, lymphatic conditions, benign cysts and tumors, pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions, and nerve conditions. There are also medical diseases that can affect vulvar health such as Crohn’s disease and graft versus host disease.  The differential diagnosis for vulvar disorders is broad and requires expertise in a number of medical fields including gynaecology, dermatology, infectious diseases, sexual medicine and chronic pain. The benefit of a centralized space is that patients will be appropriately triaged and can move seamlessly between health care providers as needed.

The BC Centre for Vulvar Health (BCCVH) offers comprehensive care for women with complex and chronic vulvar issues. Conditions that affect a woman’s vulvar health can also affect other aspects of her health – physical, emotional, sexual, and social. We believe that treatment from a multidisciplinary perspective is critical to improving the lives of affected women. Not only do we offer clinical care including medical and surgical treatments, we also offer educational interventions, pelvic floor physiotherapy, psychological and sexual therapy.

How we can help

The clinicians in the Centre are actively engaged in research and teaching. Our research is women-centered and focused on measuring the impact of vulvar disorders on women’s health and the effectiveness of treatments for these conditions. The Centre is committed to providing educational opportunities for women, their partners and other health care providers to increase their knowledge about vulvar disorders, and their skills in supporting women on their path to recovery.

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The BC Centre for Vulvar Health Values

The BC Centre for Vulvar Health improves the quality of life for women living with vulvar disorders through women centered care, education and research. The Centre fosters a culture of openness, awareness, and exploration of approaches that have been shown to be effective in supporting women with vulvar disorders.  The ultimate goal is for women to feel empowered to make individualized and effective treatment choices within a respectful and compassionate environment.

Empowerment; Respect; Empathy; Evidence-based care.

Improving awareness of, and access to, evidence-based care for those women affected by vulvar disorders. This involves educating healthcare providers to take a holistic approach that recognizes that it’s not just about treating the specific vulvar condition; it’s about addressing the impact of that condition on a woman’s overall health.