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Contributors
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Husam Abed, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Wayne State University

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Director, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Henry Ford Health System

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Detroit, Michigan

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Chapter 6

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Steven Arrowsmith, MD

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Clinical Consultant

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Engender Health Fistula Care Project New York, New York

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Clinical Consultant

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Fistula Foundation

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San Jose, California

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Clinical Consultant

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Worldwide Fistula Fund

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Denver, Colorado

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Clinical Consultant

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Mercy Ships

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Garden Valley, Texas

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Chapter 36

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Sunil Balgobin, MD

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Assistant Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Dallas, Texas

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Chapter 34

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Alicia C. Ballard, MD

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Instructor/Fellow

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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University of Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Chapter 28

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Matthew D. Barber, MD, MHS

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Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman of Clinical Research, Obstetrics

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Gynecology and Women's Health Institute

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Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland, Ohio

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Chapter 37

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Cynthia A. Brincat, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor

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Department of OBGYN

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Division of Gynecology

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The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

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Madison, Wisconsin

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Chapter 26

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Benjamin M. Brucker, MD

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Assistant Professor

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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Department of Urology

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New York University Langone Medical Center

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New York, New York

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Chapter 8

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Kathryn L. Burgio, PhD

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Professor of Medicine

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Associate Director for Research

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Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center

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Birmingham VA Medical Center

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Chapter 21

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Kari Bø, PhD

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Physiotherapist, Exercise Scientist

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Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

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Department of Sports Medicine

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Oslo, Norway

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Chapter 20

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Cassandra L. Carberry, MD, MS

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Clinical Assistant Professor

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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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The Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

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Providence, Rhode Island

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Chapter 16

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Charlotte Chaliha, MBBChir, MA, MD, MRCOG

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Consultant

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Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Urogynaecology

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Royal London Hospital

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London, E11BB

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Chapter 17

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Marlene M. Corton, MD

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Associate Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Dallas, Texas

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Chapters 2, 34

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Stergios K. Doumouchtsis, PhD, MRCOG

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Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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RCOG accredited Subspecialist in Urogynaecology

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Honorary Senior Lecturer

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Lead Consultant for Childbirth Injury and Pelvic Health after Childbirth

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Urogynaecology – Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Unit

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust/St. George's University of London

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London, United Kingdom

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Chapter 26

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Gena Dunivan, MD

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Assistant Professor

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University of New Mexico

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology

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University of New Mexico

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Chapter 10

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Anton Emmanuel, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCP

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Director

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GI Physiology Unit

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University College

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London NW1 2BU

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Chapter 9

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Dee E. Fenner, MD

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Furlong Professor of Women's Health

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Director of Gynecology

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Chapter 26

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Cynthia S. Fok, MD

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Fellow

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Departments of Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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Maywood, Illinois

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Chapter 7

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Richard P. Foon, MRCOG

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Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

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Shropshire, United Kingdom

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Chapter 12

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Robert Freeman, FRCOG

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Professor

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Derriford Hospital

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Derriford Road Crownhill

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Plymouth, Devon

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Chapter 12

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John B. Gebhart, MD, MS

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Associate Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Gynecologic Surgery

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Mayo Clinic

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Rochester, Minnesota

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Chapter 30

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Howard Goldman, MD

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Associate Professor of Surgery

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Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute

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Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland, Ohio

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Chapter 37

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Patricia S. Goode, MD

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Professor of Medicine

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Associate Director for Clinical Programs

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Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center

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Birmingham VA Medical Center

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Chapter 21

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W. Thomas Gregory, MD

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Associate Professor and Fellowship Director

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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Oregon Health and Science University

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Portland, Oregon

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Chapter 11

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Robert E. Gutman, MD

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Associate Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Washington Hospital Center

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Chapter 24

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Victoria L. Handa, MD, MHS

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Professor

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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Baltimore, Maryland

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Chapter 3

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Christine A. Heisler, MD, MS

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Assistant Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology

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Spectrum Health

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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Chapter 30

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Robert L. Holley, MSc, MD

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Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Chapter 28

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Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOG

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Director

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Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS)

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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Associate Professor

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Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology

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Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Chapter 27

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Stephanie Jacobs, MD

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Clinical Instructor and Fellow

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Division of Urogynecolgy

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University of California, Irvine Medical Center

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Orange, California

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Chapter 29

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J. Eric Jelovsek, MD

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Associate Professor of Surgery

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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Center of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Institute

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Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland, Ohio

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Chapter 14

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Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS

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Professor

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Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Loyola University Chicago

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Stritch School of Medicine

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Maywood, Illinois

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Chapter 15

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Yuko Komesu, MD

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Assistant Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Female Pelvic Floor Support Disorders

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University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Chapter 6

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Nicole B. Korbly, MD

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Clinical Instructor

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Women and Infants Hospital

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Providence, Rhode Island

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Chapter 5

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Ted Lee, MD

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Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Health

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Magee-Womens Hospital

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Chapter 31

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Pamela J. Levin, MD

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Clinical Instructor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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Duke University Medical Center

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Durham, North Carolina

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Chapter 1

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Deirdre Lum, MD

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Fellow

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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Health

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Magee-Womens Hospital

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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Chapter 31

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Mamta M. Mamik

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Assistant Professor

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Icahn School of Medicine

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New York, New York

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Chapter 4

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Alayne D. Markland, DO, MSc

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Associate Professor of Medicine

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Director

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Continence Clinic, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center

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Birmingham VA Medical Center

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Chapter 21

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Danielle D. Marshall, MD

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Fellow

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Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Washington Hospital Center

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Chapter 24

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Jeannine M. Miranne, MD

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Fellow

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Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Chapter 27

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Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MSME, FACS

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Associate Professor

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Departments of Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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Maywood, Illinois

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Chapter 7

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Tyler M. Muffly, MD

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Fellow

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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Center of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Institute

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Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland, Ohio

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Chapter 14

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Tristi W. Muir, MD

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Associate Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Associate Professor

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Department of Urology

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Director

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Pelvic Health and Continence Center

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University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

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Galveston, Texas

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Chapter 13

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Deborah L. Myers, MD

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Professor

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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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The Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

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Providence, Rhode Island

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Chapter 16

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Victor W. Nitti, MD

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Professor

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Departments of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Vice Chairman

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Department of Urology

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Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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New York University Langone Medical Center

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New York, New York

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Chapter 8

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Karen L. Noblett, MD

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Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Director

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Division of Urogynecolgy

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University of California, Irvine Medical Center

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Orange, California

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Chapter 29

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Patrick A. Nosti, MD

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Fellow

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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Washington Hospital Center

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Georgetown University

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Chapter 25

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Amy Park, MD

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Assistant Professor

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Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Urology

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Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Washington Hospital Center

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Chapter 33

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Dipal Patel, MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCS

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Research Fellow

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GI Physiology Unit

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University College

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London NW1 2BU

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Chapter 9

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Rachel N. Pauls

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Director of Research

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Good Samaritan Hospital

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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Chapter 18

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David D. Rahn, MD, FACOG

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Assistant Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Dallas, Texas

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Chapter 22

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Olga Ramm, MD

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Fellow

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Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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Maywood, Illinois

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Chapter 15

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Charles R. Rardin, MD

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Associate Professor

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Director

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Fellowship Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Director

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Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery

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Women and Infants Hospital

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Providence, Rhode Island

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Chapter 5

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Fiona Reid, MD, MRCOG

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Consultant Urogynaecologist

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The Warrell Unit

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St. Mary's Hospital

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Central Manchester Foundation Trust

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Manchester, M13 9WL

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Chapter 23

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Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, FACOG, FACS

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Professor

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Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology and Geriatrics

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J Marion Sims Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Director

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Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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University of Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Chapter 28

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Rebecca G. Rogers, MD, FACOG

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Regent's Professor

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Vice Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Chief, Division of Urogynecology

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Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Chapter 4

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Giulio Aniello Santoro, MD, PhD

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Head

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Pelvic Floor Unit I

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Department of Surgery

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Regional Hospital

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Treviso, Italy

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Honorary Professor

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Shandong University, China

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Chapter 35

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Anthony Smith, MD, FRCOG

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Consultant Urogynaecologist

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The Warrell Unit

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St. Mary's Hospital

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Central Manchester Foundation Trust

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Manchester, M13 9WL

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Chapter 23

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Andrew I. Sokol, MD

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Associate Director

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Washington Hospital Center

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Associate Professor

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Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology

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Washington, District of Columbia

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Chapter 25

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Abdul H. Sultan, MB.ChB, MD, FRCOG

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Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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Croydon University Hospital, Surrey

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Honorary Reader

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St. Georges University of London

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United Kingdom

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Chapter 35

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Vivian W. Sung, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor

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Director of Research

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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Providence, Rhode Island

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Chapter 22

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Ranee Thakar, MD, MRCOG

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Consultant Urogynaecologist and Obstetrician

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Honorary Senior Lecturer at St. George's University of London

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Croydon University Hospital

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Croydon, CR7 7YE

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United Kingdom

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Chapter 19

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Christine M. Vaccaro, DO

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Fellow

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Good Samaritan Hospital

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Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Chapter 18

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Sandra R. Valaitis, MD

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Associate Professor

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Chief

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Division of Gynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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University of Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois

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Chapter 32

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Mark D. Walters, MD

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Professor of Surgery

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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Center of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Institute

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Cleveland Clinic

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Cleveland, Ohio

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Chapter 14

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Milena M. Weinstein, MD

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Director of Research

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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

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Massachusetts General Hospital

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Instructor

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Harvard Medical School

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Chapter 11

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William Whitehead, PhD

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Professor

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University of North Carolina

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Department of Medicine

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Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Chapter 10

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Jennifer M. Wu, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor

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Duke University Medical Center

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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Durham, North Carolina

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