Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span

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Published 6/10/16

Urologic and kidney problems are common in women across their life span and can significantly affect daily life, including physical activity, sexual relations, and social life. Urological health in women is understudied and the underlying mechanisms of female urological dysfunctions are not fully understood.

To address these issues, SWHR authored a peer-reviewed report, Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span, published in November 2016 in the Journal of Women’s Health, summarizing expert discussions from a roundtable event on the current state of knowledge and research gaps in women’s urological health. The article also outlines a set of research, education, and policy recommendations from the roundtable experts that have the potential to dramatically increase awareness and improve women’s urological health at all stages of life.

To learn more, check out the work of SWHR’s Interdisciplinary Network on Urological Health in Women.

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