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MY PELVIC HEALTH WEBSITE

This Web site has been designed by physicians who specialize in pelvic floor disorders (PFD), also known as urogynecologists, for women who want to know more about pelvic floor disorders (PFD), a treatable medical condition affecting millions of women. PFD can include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, prolapse and sexual dysfunction, but the good news is that help is available.

http://www.mypelvichealth.org

 

AMERICAN URO-GYNECOLOGIC SOCIETY

The American Urogynecologic Society, founded in 1979, is dedicated to research and education in urogynecology and to improved care for women with lower urinary tract disorders.

2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 367-1167
Fax: (202) 367-2167

http://www.augs.org

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONTINENCE (NAFC)

National Association for Continence, formerly Help for Incontinent People, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source of education, advocacy and support to the public and to the health professional about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence. Consumer education brochures, videos, audio tapes, newsletters, support-lines services, a Resource Guide for products and services for incontinence, and referrals to continence specialists are available.

PO Box 8310
Spartanburg, SC 29305
(800) BLADDER, (800) 252-3337
(864) 579-7902

http://www.nafc.org

 

THE SIMON FOUNDATION FOR CONTINENCE

The non-profit Simon Foundation is dedicated to helping people cope with incontinence by educating them about cure, treatment and management techniques, while also sensitizing health care professionals to these issues.

PO Box 815
Wilmette, IL 60091
(800) 23 SIMON, (800) 237-4666

http://www.simonfoundation.org

 

NATIONAL KIDNEY AND UROLOGICAL DISEASES INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE (NKUDIC)

The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The clearinghouse provides information about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system to people with kidney and urologic disorders and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. NKUDIC answers inquiries; develops, reviews, and distributes publications; and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about kidney and urologic diseases.

Publications produced by the clearinghouse are carefully reviewed for scientific accuracy, content, and readability.

3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
(301) 654-4415
Fax: (301) 907-8906

http://www.niddk.nih.gov

 

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Links to Related Health Care Sites

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP)

AARP maintains catalogs of low cost incontinence and medical supplies. Other activities include lobbying for health care issues for seniors.

601 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20049
(202) 434-2277

http://www.aarp.org

 

NATIONAL BLADDER FOUNDATION

The mission of NBF is to achieve the rapid discovery of cures and preventive interventions for the most common bladder diseases, through the support of research. Resources include patient education brochures and support-lines services.

P.O. Box 1095
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(877) BLADDER
Fax: (203) 431-0008

http://www.bladder.org

 

UCSF WOMEN'S HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER

An educational resource center for women and girls with information and materials on all aspects of women's health. The Resource Center maintains a lending library, offers classes and workshops, provides referrals to providers that specialize in women's health, serves as a liaison to the UCSF Women's Health Clinical Program, and publicizes information on women's health research and clinical trials.

400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 353-2668

http://coe.ucsf.edu/whrc

 

UCSF NATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

One of six vanguard centers designated by the office on Women's Health of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The UCSF Center of Excellence in Women's Health works with individuals and organizations to enhance research, clinical care, education, and leadership activities geared toward improving the health and well-being of women and girls.

2200 Post Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, A 94143
(415) 885-7273

http://coe.ucsf.edu/coe/

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coe@obgyn.ucsf.edu. Last updated: 09/17/2009

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