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Novant Health Urogynecology wants you to have as much information as you would like about your health issues and potential treatment options. The following sites are some of the best online sources we've found for information about urogynecologic conditions. These are created and maintained by other organizations, so we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the content.

If you have any questions about information you find, or if you are having difficulty finding information you are seeking, ask anyone in our office so we can direct you to the resources you need.


American Urogynecology Society

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) is the premier society dedicated to research and education in urogynecology, as well as the detection, prevention and treatment of female lower urinary tract disorders and pelvic floor disorders. This site is for women who want to know more about pelvic floor disorders (PFD), treatable medical conditions affecting millions of women.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) is a non-profit organization or women's health care physicians advocating the highest standards of practice, continuing member education and public awareness of women's health care issues.

National Association for Continence

The National Association for Continence (NAFC) is the largest and most prolific consumer education and advocacy organization dedicated to bladder and bowel health.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.

Intestitial Cystitis Network

Patients with interstitial Cystitis will find the website of the Interstitial Cystitis Network to be a valuable resource. It features bladder- and prostate-friendly recipes as well as resources to help pay for treatments and information about the latest research.

International Urogynecological Association

The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to the advancement of urogynecological knowledge around the world through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. The group's website educates patients on urogynecologic conditions and treatment options.

The Simon Foundation for Continence

If you suffer from incontinence, the Simon Foundation for Continence is working on your behalf. The foundation offers information about incontinence concerns as well as treatment options and ways to handle the condition in everyday life.

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides information on certification and maintenance of certification for obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Learn more about the training of our highly skilled providers.

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)

The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), a non-profit medical society, promotes minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The group's website features hundreds of surgical videos to help you better understand gynecologic surgery.

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