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Helpful Organizations

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA website has resources to help women make healthy choices for themselves and their loved ones. The website includes women's health resources, healthy living tips and information on surgical mesh implants.
 

International Continence Society
icsoffice.org

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
iffgd.org

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 Urogynecological Association
iuga.org | yourpelvicfloor.org

The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) is dedicated to the global advancement of urogynecological knowledge and patient care through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. YourPelvicFloor.org is IUGA's patient website which includes patient information leaflets, videos, FAQs and more.
 

National Association for Continence
nafc.org

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
nih.gov

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
healthywomen.org

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
pfdnetwork.org

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
simonfoundation.org

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
womenshealthapta.org

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.
 

Premier Nursing Academy - A Caregiver’s Guide for Family and Loved Ones
https://www.premiernursingacademy.org/resources/family-caregivers-support

Whether you’re considering becoming a caregiver, are already providing care, or are a healthcare provider with concerned families of the ill and elderly asking for advice, you probably have a lot of questions. This guide explores the most common questions caregivers and their families have and provides suggestions and resources for making their caregiving roles as simple as possible.

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