GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH AND DISEASE BRANCH
Emphasis is on biomedical research on gynecologic health issues in women and adolescent girls. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Development of new diagnostic approaches and treatments for female pelvic floor disorders, including drugs, graft materials, and devices used for non-surgical and surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and other female pelvic floor disorders.
2. Development of new diagnostic approaches and treatments for uterine fibroids and endometriosis.
3. Studies on the treatment of symptoms associated with abnormal menstrual cycles throughout the reproductive lifespan including the perimenopause/menopausal transition.
4. Research on mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic pain disorders including chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia and dysmenorrhea.