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.
The BC Centre for Vulvar Health (BCCVH) offers comprehensive care for individuals with complex and chronic vulvar issues. Conditions that affect vulvar health can also affect other aspects of health – including physical, emotional, sexual, and social. We believe that treatment from a multidisciplinary perspective is critical to improving the lives of affected individuals. Not only do we offer clinical care including medical and surgical treatments, we also offer educational interventions, pelvic floor physiotherapy, psychological and sexual therapy.
The clinicians in the Centre are actively engaged in research and teaching. Our research is patient-centered and focused on measuring the impact of vulvar disorders on quality of life and the effectiveness of treatments for these conditions. The Centre is committed to providing educational opportunities for patients, their partners and other health care providers to increase their knowledge about vulvar disorders, and their skills in supporting patients on their path to recovery.