What is Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS)?
VVS is a pain disorder of the vulvar region that is characterized by pain with intercourse and excessive pain on contact (e.g. tampon use, intercourse, pelvic exam).
The UNC Vulvar Pain Clinic
The Vulvar Pain Clinic at UNC Hospitals specializes in treating women with pain related to the vulvar region. If you would like to make an appointment, please call the NC Women's Hospital at 919-843-6727.
Research on Vulvar Pain
If you are interested in helping to advance the understanding of vulvar pain, please visit the UNC Pelvic Pain Research Unit's webpage for information on current research studies for which you may be eligible.
I am already a patient with the Vulvar Pain Clinic and need to speak with a nurse, what should I do?
Press 0 for administrative calls, issues with FMLA or other paperwork regarding leave time, or to reach Dr. Steege’s administrative assistant, Kathleen Snipes.
Press 1 for prescription refills
Press 2 for appointment scheduling
Press 3 to reach the surgery scheduler
Press 4 for Anne Shortliffe, RN, nurse for Dr. Steege, Dr. Siedhoff, and Dr. Moulder
Press 5 for Tracey Tomlinson, RN, nurse for Dr. Zolnoun and Dr. Hobbs
Press 6 to reach the hospital operator and have the OB-GYN resident on call pages for after hour calls.