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.
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
Fax: (202) 367-2167
ASSOCIATION FOR CONTINENCE (NAFC)
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.
Spartanburg, SC 29305
(800) BLADDER, (800) 252-3337
FOUNDATION FOR CONTINENCE
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.
Wilmette, IL 60091
(800) 23 SIMON, (800) 237-4666
KIDNEY AND UROLOGICAL DISEASES INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE (NKUDIC)
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
produced by the clearinghouse are carefully reviewed for scientific
accuracy, content, and readability.
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Fax: (301) 907-8906
ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP)
catalogs of low cost incontinence and medical supplies. Other activities
include lobbying for health care issues for seniors.
Washington, DC 20049
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.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Fax: (203) 431-0008
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
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