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.