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Patient Resources

American Urogynecologic Society
http://www.augs.org/
http://www.voicesforpfd.org/

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), founded in 1979, is the premier society dedicated to research and education in urogynecology, and the detection, prevention and treatment of female lower urinary tract disorders and pelvic floor disorders. Voices for pfd is a patient educational website supported by the American Urogynecologic Society with industry sponsors. You will find valuable information and resources relative to pelvic floor disorders.

International Continence Society
http://www.icsoffice.org/

The International Continence Society (ICS) studies the voiding function of the lower urinary tract and encourages further research into the treatment of urinary dysfunction.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
http://www.iffgd.org/

On the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) Web site, you can read information about gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and learn about the IFFGD’s efforts to increase awareness about these stigmatic disorders, including fecal incontinence.

International Urogynecologic Association
http://www.iuga.org/

The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) Web site provides information about pelvic floor disorders. The IUGA is a worldwide organization committed to furthering knowledge regarding the care of women with pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence.

National Association for Continence
http://www.nafc.org/

The NAFC Web site is a central meeting place for those suffering from incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. Here, you can find a specialist in your area dedicated to bladder health. The NAFC is the world’s largest consumer advocacy organization for consumers, health care professionals and industry and is dedicated to public education and awareness of incontinence.

National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/

On the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Web site, you can learn about PFD symptoms, treatment options and resources for both patients and their families.

National Women’s Health Resource Center
http://www.healthywomen.org/

On the National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC) Web site, you can find detailed information about PFD diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for patients. Additionally, the site offers print and online educational resources. The NWHRC is an independent health information source dedicated to the promotion of women’s health.

The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
www.pfdnetwork.org

On the PFD Network Web site, you can access useful PFD information, highlights of recent research and information about the newest PFD clinical trials and treatments. The PFD Network is a group of doctors, nurses and researchers from across the country that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women with pelvic organ prolapse and bladder and bowel control problems.

Simon Foundation for Continence (Approved language from the Foundation)
http://www.simonfoundation.org

The Simon Foundation for Continence is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and support to individuals with incontinence and their caregivers.

The Section on Women’s Health
http://www.womenshealthapta.org

The Section on Women’s Health was established to mentor and educate physical therapists who specialize in women’s and men’s health. Here you will find a list of physical therapists in your area who have specialized training in women’s pelvic floor therapy.