Information for Your Patients
Helping patients understand their diagnoses and treatment options is of critical importance. Use the following resources to educate patients and their caregivers.
Print Ready Resources
Patient Fact Sheets
Provide your patients with fact sheets that clarify complicated topics. Fact sheets available on the following topics: Constipation, Mid-Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence, Overactive Bladder/Urge Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Stress Urinary Incontinence, and Urodynamics.
What is a Urogynecologist?
This one page fact sheet serves as a patient resource to explain the role of a urogynecologist and the treatment options available.
Pelvic Floor Dialogues
Share our free, bi-monthly e-newsletter to learn the latest advancements on pelvic health with your patients.
Mesh Removal Fact Sheet
Address the issues and concerns that your patients may have in light of the New York Times article, “How Profiteers Coax Women into Surgery.”
Online Resources for Patients
Direct patients to a website developed to educate them about pelvic floor disorders as well as provide a unique space for women to connect with other patients.
Voices for PFD YouTube Channel
Featuring videos created by AUGS members, this YouTube channel hosts a variety of patient educational videos on pelvic floor disorders.
Resources for Physicians
Talking with Your Patients About Mesh
Learn how to discuss transvaginal mesh with your patients, including how they may be impacted, and resources that may help them.
Host a Bladder Health Month Event
Host a local event and provide women with the knowledge and confidence they need to evaluate their own pelvic health so they can address issues with their physicians. The Local Event Toolkit was developed by The PFD Alliance to assist you in your planning efforts.
Spanish for Healthcare Providers
Don't let language barriers prevent the delivery of quality care to patients. This tool compiles and translates useful Spanish phrases for healthcare workers. Click on the topic you want to study, then, focus on the phrases you need. Read the translations and click the button to hear the pronunciation.