The ISSVD has named September 18, 2019 Vulvar Awareness Day.
In 2019 we focused on Vulvar Cancer. Over the past 2o years, despite most cancer rates falling, vulvar cancer has not seen the same decline. In Turin, at our XXV World Congress we had a round table discussion including experts in the field and patient advocacy group representatives.
Every woman is at risk of vulvar cancer. The main reasons for this risk include:
Most women are not taught to look at their vulva
Most women do not know what is “normal”
Most women do not have a medical provider inspect their vulva on a regular basis
We hope to make a difference by educating the general population to the risk and how they can take charge of their own health.