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 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.
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.