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The terminology in current use for sexual function and dysfunction in women with pelvic floor disorders lacks uniformity, which leads to uncertainty, confusion, and unintended ambiguity. The terminology for the sexual health of women with pelvic floor dysfunction needs to be collated in a clinically-based consensus report. This report combines the input of members of the Standardization and Terminology Committees of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted at intervals by many external referees. Internal and external review was developed to exhaustively examine each definition, with decision-making by collective opinion (consensus). Importantly, this report is not meant to replace, but rather complement current terminology used in other fields for female sexual health and to clarify terms specific to women with pelvic floor dysfunction.

The final publication is available at http://www.link.springer.com
Int Urogynecol J (2018) 29: 647–666
DOI 10.1007/s00192-018-3603-9

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The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com 
Int Urogynecol J (2012) 23:527–535
DOI 10.1007/s00192-012-1726-y

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The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com  
Int Urogynecol J (2012) 23:515–526
DOI 10.1007/s00192-011-1659-x

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The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com  
Int Urogynecol J (2010) 21:5–26
DOI 10.1007/s00192-009-0976-9

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Date added: 2018-02-19

The IUGA Terminology and Standardisation and ICS Standardisation Steering Committees are pleased to announce that a ‘Joint report on the terminology for the conservative and nonpharmacological management of female pelvic floor dysfunction’ is now available for early view in both the International Urogynecology Journal and the Neurourology & Urodynamics Journal.

The document presents recommended terms and definitions for the assessment – including history and physical examination and investigations; diagnosis; prevention and conservative treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. The emphasis in this document is on management commonly undertaken by clinicians or researchers involved in conservative management, i.e. non-surgical and non-pharmacological management.

This terminology document builds on previous terminology documents in conservative management of pelvic floor dysfunction and aligns with current terminology documents addressing related aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction.

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Date added: 2018-02-19

This joint report developed appropriate core clinical categories and a sub-classification to give a coding to definitions. The updated version includes color figures instead of black and white.

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Date added: 2018-02-20

The IUGA Terminology and Standardization and ICS Standardisation Steering Committees are pleased to announce that a 'Joint report on the terminology for female anorectal dysfunction' is now available for early view in both the International Urogynecology Journal and the Neurourology & Urodynamics Journal.

The document presents recommended terms and definitions for the assessment – including history and physical examination and investigations; diagnosis; treatment of female anorectal dysfunction.

This terminology document builds on previous terminology documents in female pelvic floor dysfunction and aligns with current terminology documents addressing related aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction.

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