Helpful Organizations

    International Continence Society

    The International Continence Society (ICS) web site offers the latest research about incontinence. The ICS strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders by advancing basic and clinical science through education, research, and advocacy.

    International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

    On the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) web site, you can read up-to-date information about fecal incontinence, constipation, and other gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. The IFFGD is a nonprofit education and research organization.

    International Urogynecologic Association

    The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) is dedicated to advances in knowledge of urogynecological diseases, urinary or fecal incontinence, and vaginal prolapse.  A worldwide organization, they provide a number of informational leaflets and other tools for patient reference.

    National Association for Continence

    The NAFC Web site is a meeting place for those suffering from urinary or fecal incontinence. The NAFC is a worldwide consumer advocacy organization for consumers and is dedicated to public education and awareness of incontinence.

    National Institutes of Health

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research and is a trusted source of information about the nation’s health. Learn about PFD symptoms, treatment options and resources. Let’s Talk about Bowel Control is a national campaign sponsored by NIH about fecal incontinence.

    National Women’s Health Resource Center

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

    The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network

    The PFD Network Web site has information about recent research, new treatments, and clinical trials. The PFD Network is a group of doctors, nurses, and researchers dedicated to improving the quality of life for women with pelvic organ prolapse and bladder and bowel control problems.

    Simon Foundation for Continence

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

    The Section on Women's Health

    The American Physical Therapy Association (APHA) Section on Women’s Health offers information about the role of physical therapists (PT) in treating PFDs. The website has a patient section with questions to ask your PT and how to find a women’s health PT.

    Women's Health Foundation

    Women’s Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to improving women’s pelvic health and wellness by:

    • Driving cutting-edge research initiatives
    • Developing and offering community-based education and fitness programs
    • Fostering conversation and creating communities for women
    • Serving as a national resource on pelvic wellness issues

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