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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

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


Stop Stalling

A website designed to help adults recognize the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), equip them with information and empower them to take the first step in speaking to their healthcare professionals about their symptoms.

Surgery for Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy surgery is often performed at the same time as a surgery to treat pelvic floor disorder. However, deciding which type of hysterectomy procedure to have can be overwhelming. This website helps you learn about all of your surgical options so you can make an informed decision and feel empowered in your treatment choice. It also has a Surgeon Finder to help you find a surgeon in your area. 

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