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Clinical Guidance Documents

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has developed the following guidelines, committee opinions, and statements to promote the highest quality patient care in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). The development of these documents is coordinated by the AUGS Publications Committee.

Best Practice and Consensus Statements

Clinical Guidance

Committee Opinions and Practice Bulletins

The following committee opinions and practice bulletins have been developed jointly with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). These are assessments of emerging issues in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and are reviewed regularly for accuracy. 


FPMRS Recommendations via the Choosing Wisely Campaign

FPMRS recommendations via the Choosing Wisely® Campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIM).

Position Statements

Privileging Guidelines

Terminology Reports

Systematic Reviews

Guidance Documents in Development

  • Joint AUGS-SUNA Clinical Consensus Statement: Pessary Use for the Nonsurgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Joint AUGS-IUGA Terminology Report: Cosmetic Gynecology
  • Clinical Guidance: New Technologies and Techniques
  • White Paper: Guidance for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery in Urogynecologic Surgery
  • Junior Fellow Research Network: A Blueprint for Creating Mentored, Collaborative Networks for Early-Career Physician-Scientists
  • Updated Choosing Wisely Recommendations
  • White Paper: ERAS – Guidance for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery in Urogynecologic Surgery

Legal Disclaimer: The information above is intended to provide patients and physicians with general information, and is not intended to substitute for the treating physician's clinical judgment. The treating physician should make all treatment decisions based upon his or her independent judgment and the patient's individual clinical presentation.