A valuable resource for the health care practitioner treating patients with incontinence and prolapse, Pessaries in Clinical Practice provides a comprehensive review of the evidence concerning pessaries and the practicalities of using them. With a brief history of pessaries, the authors provide profiles of the inventors of some of the more commonly used pessaries along with a description of their original purposes. The body of the book gives evidence supporting use of pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. It goes on to discuss the practical issues involved with the selection, fitting and care of the most popular pessaries. A significant proportion of the book contains illustrations to guide selection, fitting and care as well as providing materials which could be photocopied to be handed out to patients. This work is an essential quick-reference handbook for all urogynecologists, urologists, gynecologists, family physicians and specialty nurses.