Contraception and Reproductive Health Branch Report to the NACHHD Council, 2008 (PDF - 536 KB)
This scientific report describes research and research training supported by the NICHD Contraception and Reproductive Health (CRH) Branch on the general topics of contraceptive research and development, contraceptive and reproductive evaluation, prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, PFDs and other selected reproductive and gynecological issues, and training.
Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN)
The NICHD Contraception and Reproductive Health (CRH) Branch established the PFDN in 2001 to encourage collaborative research on PFDs and to improve patient care. The PFDN includes a data coordinating center and eight clinical centers located at universities and medical centers across the United States.
Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network
The Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN) is a group of urologists and urogynecologists from all over the country who are conducting research on the treatment of urinary incontinence.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness
This comparative effectiveness review assesses methods to diagnose urinary incontinence and monitor treatment effectiveness in community-dwelling adult women. The review also assesses the clinical efficacy and comparative effectiveness of pharmacological and nonsurgical treatments for urinary incontinence.
NIH Consensus Development Conference Statement: Prevention of Fecal and Urinary Incontinence in Adults, NIH State-of-the-Science Consensus Statement
This consensus statement presents health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of available data on prevention of fecal and urinary incontinence in adults.
American Urogynecologic Society
This professional organization is dedicated to research and education in urogynecology and the detection, prevention, and treatment of female lower urinary tract disorders and PFDs.
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