Welcome to the section of NAFC's Web site devoted to women. Please click on any of the following links to read more about topics that are commonly of interest to women. But first, be sure to read NAFC's "What Every Woman Should Know."
- Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): characterized by leakage when you cough, sneeze or laugh; read about non-surgical options and surgical options
- Incontinence and Childbirth
- Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI) and Overactive Bladder (OAB): symptoms include the urgent and frequent need to urinate and resultant urine loss
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse: often described as a "dropped" or "fallen" bladder, a condition in which one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum) drops or shifts place within the pelvis; symptoms include feeling a "ball” or protrusion from the vagina and feelings of heaviness or pressure
- Fecal Incontinence: loss of gas, liquid or solid stool, can be the result of childbirth
- Nocturia: awaking at night once or more to urinate
- Pelvic Muscle Exercises or "Kegel" exercises: suggested for stress incontinence, urinary urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual vitality
- Diet and daily habits and odor control
- Tips for women on self-catheterization
- New! Read the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's "Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women."
- Listen to the recording of a 2009 Webinar for women entitled, "Women Controlling Continence", hosted by the American Urologic Association Foundation and featuring NAFC's Nancy Muller and experts from the International Continence Society, Simon Foundation, International Foundation For Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Pennsylvania Hospital.
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