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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).

Privileging Guidelines

Systematic Reviews

Terminology Reports

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
  • Position Statement: New Technologies and Techniques
  • White Paper: Guidance for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery in Urogynecologic Surgery
  • Report: A Blueprint for Creating Mentored, Collaborative Networks for Early-Career Physician-Scientists
  • White Paper: ERAS – Guidance for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery in Urogynecologic Surgery
  • White Paper: Developing an Advanced Alternative Payment Model for Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Report: Perspectives on Pelvic Floor Disorders Registry Data Entry – Surveys of Participating Patients and Surgeons
  • Joint AUGS-IUGA Terminology Report: Female Bladder Pain Syndrome
  • Clinical Practice Guideline: Postoperative Voiding Dysfunction
  • Clinical Practice Guideline: Postoperative Opioid Use
  • Clinical Guidance: Physical Therapy MSK Pelvic Floor Assessment
  • ASCRS Joint Consensus Statement: Part 2: Consensus Definitions and Interpretation Templates for Magnetic Resonance  Imaging of Defecatory Pelvic Floor Disorders

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.