Committee on Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders
Urogynaecological or pelvic floor disorders encompass a wide range of conditions spanning the life spectrum. Notable among these are pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic trauma, sexual dysfunction and some malformations.
As childbirth is often implicated, pelvic floor disorders have been considered a natural consequence of childbearing, ageing, or both. In many cultures, women do not seek treatment for these conditions despite their adverse impact on quality of life. The Committee on Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders was created to articulate the issues related to pelvic health and bring the silent challenges faced by women and girls to the fore.
The Committee seeks to:
- educate practitioners and patients about the various types of conditions under its purview
- create awareness on the various modalities of treatment available for the conditions
- liaise with national societies to advocate for enhanced training of obstetricians and gynaecologists to provide the highest quality of care for the women and girls with pelvic floor conditions
- review available evidence to inform practice recommendations and guidance.
The committee will advocate for equitable care for all women and girls with pelvic floor conditions and strive to improve women’s pelvic floor health through setting standards, education, training and supporting urogynaecologists throughout the world.
– Dr Gabriel Yao-Kumah Ganyaglo, Committee Chair
Dr Gabriel Yao-Kumah Ganyaglo, Ghana
Dr Willy Davila, USA – Past Chair
Professor Philippe Descamps, France – Ex Officio
Dr Magali Robert, Canada
Dr Paul Swart, South Africa
Dr Lan Zhu, China
Dr Swati Jha, UK
Dr Masa Koyama, Japan
Professor Marair Sartori, Brazil
Professor Christl Reisenaur, Germany
Professor Ganesh Dangal, Nepal
Dr Charlotte Polle, Kenya
Dr Sofia Tsiapakidou, Greece – WATOG
Dr Brooke Gurland, USA
Dr Bary Berghmans, Netherlands
Dr Dudley Robinson, UK
Professor Stefano Salvatore, Italy
Professor Judith Goh, Australia