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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 Guidelines and Statements Committee. 

View a PDF listing of our published and in development documents.

Best Practice and Consensus Statements

Position Statements

Committee Opinions and Practice Bulletins

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

The following documents have been endorsed by AUGS:


Privileging Guidelines

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). 

Guidance Documents in Development

  • Best Practice Statement: Pregnancy in Women with Prior Treatments for Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • AUGS/IUGA Joint Terminology Report on Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • AUGS/IUGA Joint Terminology Report on Surgical Procedures for the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Clinical Consensus Statement: Vaginal Energy-based Devices
  • Position Statement: Management of Mesh-related Complications for the FPMRS Specialist

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.