Online Education

Educational Courses -Take at your leisure

Welcome to the ISSVD Courses online educational platform.  This is our newest feature and we will be uploading new items in the near future. 

Currently, we are offering our Fundamentals of Vulvovaginal Disease which is valuable to anyone with an interest in vulvovaginal disease.  If you pass the competency test at the end, you will receive a certificate of attendance. 

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ISSVD Terminology 

Refer to these official terminologies when preparing lectures, publishing information or just identifying a proper term. 

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Patient Handouts

ISSVD Patient Handouts

These patient handouts are designed for healthcare providers to give to their patients.  They are available in many languages. 

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Consent to Photograph/Video

Use this template when photographing or videotaping a patient.

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Resource Gallery

Images for your use

Thank you to the many ISSVD Members and Fellows who have shared their valuable images.  ISSVD members may download and use these images and their descriptions for educational purposes.  These images remain the property of the original submitter. 

Be sure to search the gallery. You can change the category to Videos, to see all videos. 

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Ulcer Algorithm- A guide and treatment tool

Vulvovaginal Candidiasis-Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment

Click on any underlined word in the document to download a wealth of information on that topic.

Download the algorithm (PDF)

View a PDF on Ulcers

Treatment Protocol for Chronic Pain/Itch

Dosing guidelines for Chronic pain/Itch

Refer to these treatment and dosing guidelines when treating chronic pain or constant itch/scratch cycle.

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Compounded Medication Dosing Information

Compounded Medication Dosing Information

Most Frequently Prescribed Compounds for Women's’ Health Pelvic Floor Pain & Dysfunction

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The Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (JLGTD) is the official Journal of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD).  All members of the ISSVD receive an online subscription to the Journal as a member benefit.  The Journal has quarterly publications.  You may directly access your login and journal access here as long as you are logged into the ISSVD website and your membership is up to date. 

Questions regarding your subscription may be directed to Society Member care at +1. 866.489.0443.

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Female Genital Schistosomiasis

Images used with Permission from World Health Organization.

Human schistosomiasis remains an important public health problem in many tropical settings. At least 261 million people require treatment for schistosomiasis and up to 659 million people are at risk.

WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Female genital schistosomiasis: a pocket atlas for clinical health-care professionals.

1.Schistosomiasis haematobia – diagnosis. 2.Genital Diseases, Female – diagnosis. 3.Clinical Medicine. 4.Atlases. I.World Health Organization.

ISBN 978 92 4 150929 9 (NLM classification: WC 810)

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Treatment of Yeast Species By Type

Treatment of Yeast Species available as a reference:  Get the iPhone App to use the algorithm.

The iPhone App has been updated with the recent research.  The app is available for both the iPhone and the iPad!  Only $4.99.

The Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (Candida, Yeast): Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment app is designed for health care professionals and other individuals to understand the different types of vulvovaginal yeast infections and treatment options. This interactive app is intended to be used in conjunction with patient care to assist with finding the best treatment plan for the individual patient, whether it is a simple Candida infection or a recurrent infection.

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Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)

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