oscar contreras ortiz

The Oscar Contreras Ortiz Award was first awarded in 2018 to honor the memory and legacy of Oscar Contreras Ortiz, co-founder of the International Urogynecology Journal and IUGA President from 1996-1998. This award is given annually to the author(s) of the most impactful IUJ article of the previous year.


Grimes, C., Balk, E, Crisp, C. et al. A guide for urogynecologic patient care utilizing telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: review of existing evidence. Int Urogynecol J 31, 1063–1089 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04314-4


Friedman, T., Eslick, G.D. & Dietz, H.P. Risk factors for prolapse recurrence: systematic review and meta-analysis. Int Urogynecol J 29, 13–21 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-017-3475-4


van Bavel, J., Hukkelhoven, C.W.P.M., de Vries, C. et al. The effectiveness of mediolateral episiotomy in preventing obstetric anal sphincter injuries during operative vaginal delivery: a ten-year analysis of a national registry. Int Urogynecol J 29, 407–413 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-017-3422-4

Thomas-White KJ, Hilt EE, Fok C, Pearce MM, Mueller ER, Kliethermes S, Jacobs K, Zilliox MJ, Brincat C, Price TK, Kuffel G, Schreckenberger P, Gai X, Brubaker L, Wolfe AJ. Incontinence medication response relates to the female urinary microbiota. IUJ. 2016; 27(5):723-733.

Tineke F. M. Vergeldt, Mirjam Weemhoff, Joanna IntHout, Kirsten B. Kluivers. Risk Factors for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and its Recurrence: A Systematic Review. IUJ. 2015;26(11):1559-1573.