Women’s Health

IVUmed’s women’s health program focuses on female urology, with an emphasis on incontinence. Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF), a devastating condition in which a woman suffers incontinence due to injuries resulting from an obstructed labor or sexual violence, affects over two million women worldwide. Treating VVF and other causes of incontinence is one of the most important steps in returning women to safe, productive lives. The women’s health program also focuses on other conditions, like pelvic prolapse, while bringing together experts in female urology for training and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti and elsewhere.