International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease

“A Global Approach to Women’s Health & Wellness”

Since 1970


The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) is committed to promoting vulvar education to medical providers globally in order to effectively create change worldwide.

79% of vulvovaginal disease experts received training in vulvovaginal disorders through self-teaching, and only 19% received vulvovaginal training during residency and 11% during fellowship (Citation: Venkatesan et al).

Many women’s health providers do not receive training in skin conditions that have a predilection for the genital area. The most common vulvovaginal conditions that present to dermatology-based referral vulvar clinics include lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, and vitiligo (Citation: Goncalves et al).

A small group of medical professionals have dedicated their studies around both educating other providers and continuing to research and find scientific evidence in order to improve quality of care for patients who present to clinic with a vulvovaginal disorder.


The ISSVD is a non-profit membership society with a mission of educating providers in the treatment of vulvovaginal conditions and to increase research opportunities. We accomplish these goals by offering collaboration opportunities among members, offering educational CME courses, encouraging research and working to improve communication worldwide.

Interested in becoming a member? Join us in our quest. 


Contact us at [email protected].  We love our volunteers!

  1. Do Research
  2. Publish your research
  3. Join a Committee: At every World Congress new committees are formed and we are always looking for volunteers
  4. Help us add to our Resource Library
  5. Translate items in our Resource Library
  6. Consider serving on our Executive Council


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