Useful links and further information

2012 Guidelines for the use of support pessaries in the management of pelvic organ prolapse, Australia

This guideline document has been written to address the use, selection and fitting of support pessaries in the management of women with pelvic organ prolapse for health care professionals in the medical, nursing and physiotherapy professions. Pessary use is part of the conservative (i.e. non -surgical) treatment of a woman with symptomatic prolapse.

2014 Self-management of vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse

The POP-Home project was a quality improvement project at the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge to offer women using pessaries for prolapse the option of learning to remove and insert their pessary thereby enabling them to self-manage and reduce the need for hospital attendance.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a helpful webpage about prolapse and pessaries.

The International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA)

The website has a large range of patient information publications – the link to the ones on prolapse and pessaries are copied here:

The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG)

A wide range of patient information publications is available from the RCOG including: