New Video Series with AAGL Addresses Women's Pelvic Health Needs

Red Bank, NJ - The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) today unveiled a new series of educational videos on their web site, healthywomen.org, to help women better understand common pelvic health conditions such as uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and abnormal uterine bleeding. The videos were developed in partnership with AAGL, the leading professional association of physicians performing minimally invasive gynecology.


"These videos will allow women to hear first-hand from some of the world's leading gynecologic experts," said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, executive director of NWHRC. "They provide perspective on diagnosis and treatment options available to women of all ages."

NWHRC collaborated with AAGL at its 37th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology to interview the experts about the pelvic health conditions that will affect at least one-third of all women at some time. Featured on the videos are Drs. Linda D. Bradley, Cleveland Clinic; William Parker, UCLA School of Medicine; Vincent Lucente, The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine; and Neerja Kholi, Harvard School of Medicine.

"Too many women are suffering in silence rather than seeking treatment, not knowing there are minimally invasive procedures that can solve their problems and help them get on with their lives quickly," said Resad Pasic, MD, President of the AAGL. "We believe that through this partnership with NWHRC more women will become empowered to seek treatment."

In addition to developing the video series, NWHRC selected AAGL to sponsor the inaugural Violet Bowen-Hugh, MD Award for Women's Healthcare Awareness, named for the founder of NWHRC. The award was presented to Dr. Mohamed Mabrouk, University of Bologna, Italy for his educational efforts to change cultural norms and the view of women in Egypt, his native country.

"NWHRC recently celebrated its 20th anniversary," said Battaglino Cahill. "Partnering with AAGL is a perfect way to celebrate, because their commitment to improving women's healthcare is so well aligned with our original charter as set forth by Dr. Bowen-Hugh. This is a great example of the progress she always championed."

To view the videos and learn more about the latest developments in women's health and wellness, visit healthywomen.org.

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About NWHRC:
The not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center is the leading independent health information source for women. NWHRC develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice, all of which is reviewed by leading medical specialists in the field. NWHRC believes all women should have access to the most trusted and reliable health information. Information empowers women to make the best decisions to maintain and improve their health and the health of their families. For more information, visit fmxhosting.com/drupal635.

About AAGL:
The AAGL is the first and largest organization in the world dedicated to gynecologic endoscopic surgery. Founded in 1971, AAGL works to advance the safest and most efficacious diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that afford less invasive treatments for gynecologic conditions through the integration of clinical practice, research, innovation, and dialogue. For the past 38 years, the organization has educated the world's finest surgeons while improving the lives of women everywhere. This global commitment to women's health care is embodied in their continuing medical education of physicians and professionals to further promote the well-documented high standards of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. For more information visit www.aagl.org.

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