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We invite all IUGA members to review the Terminology paper on the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) before it is submitted for publication. Please provide any feedback regarding this paper before the 11:59 PM Central Daylight time on November 30, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Although surgeries for POP are common, many professionals find terms used to describe POP surgeries confusing, heterogeneous, and difficult to explain to patients and providers. Even among experts, terms regarding POP surgeries are rapidly evolving and inconsistent, resulting in miscommunication and limiting patient care and research.
Despite the introduction of several standardization documents on terminology for POP diagnosis, anatomy, and disease description, no such document exists for the surgical procedures to repair POP. The aim of this document is to propose a standardized set of terms to describe common surgeries for POP repair.

A writing group made up of members of AUGS and IUGA has been working on developing a clinically-based terminology document that comprehensively assigns terms to widely practiced surgical procedures employed by obstetrician-gynecologists, urologists, and urogynecologists to treat POP in women.

We invite all IUGA members to review this paper before it is submitted for publication. For more information, login to your IUGA Member Page.

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