Medical Questions About Urogynecology
- MedHelp - Questions and support forum regarding urogynecology issues such as: overactive bladder, bladder pain, fallen/drooping bladder, bowel urgency, bowel prolapse, cystitis, incontincence, pain w/ intercourse, rectal prolapse, surgery, urinary urgency, and uterine prolapse.
The following links contain useful information for women with pelvic floor problems.
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Prolapse related Professional Medical Organizations
Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) The Society of Gynecologic Surgeons is recognized as a select member group of over 250 physicians representing both private practice and academic faculty--all involved in teaching and the practice of advanced gynecologic surgery.
Membership in the SGS is by invitation only, and each member must demonstrate proficiency in the practice of advanced gynecologic surgery, research, and teaching. This group offers the option to search for members by zip code.
AUGS patient website As the leader in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery AUGS promotes the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research and advocacy.
AUGS is the leading society for those in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. The Society strives to improve the lives of women with pelvic floor disorders through treatment, research, education and advocacy.
Membership is open to health care professionals with an interest in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Interested practicing physicians may apply for membership in the AUGS.
International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA) IUGA is dedicated to advances in knowledge of urogynecological diseases, urinary or fecal incontinence, and vaginal prolapse. Without accepting responsibility for the content, we provide informational brochures and directories for your reference.
Prolapse related support and informational resources.
pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org APOPS, The Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support Inc, is an international nonprofit support network that provides education, guidance, support, and assistance for women in all stages of pelvic organ prolapse
www.sherriepalm.com Our goal is to increase awareness and recognition of POP symptoms, causes, and treatments. Pelvic organ prolapse impacts millions of women around the world physically, emotionally, socially, sexually, and financially.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic
Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP, is a little talked about female health issue that half of all childbearing women will experience late in life. There are more than 300,000 surgeries for POP annually. Due to various causes such as menopause, estrogen loss, genetics, childbirth or heavy lifting, a woman's pelvic organs can shift or drop. This can lead to POP symptoms, including some painful and embarrassing ones, as well as impacting a woman's sexuality. The condition has probably always existed, but has received little press or public acknowledgement so women could learn about the condition and treatment options. This book on POP fills an unfortunate void in women's health awareness. Sherrie Palm writes about her own personal experiences in Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic. She had never heard about the condition until she needed surgery for it. Palm explores the subject from all angles, providing the information women need to recognize the symptoms of POP and to become advocates for their own health. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic named the winner for Women's Health in the USA Book News National "BEST BOOKS 2009" Awards.
Available online at Amazon.com.