Vaginal Support Pessaries

Indications for Use and Fitting Strategies

Shanna Atnip and Katharine O'Dell


Urol Nurs. 2012;32(3):114-125. 

In This Article


Support pessaries are an important option for treatment of many pelvic floor symptoms. Currently, providers new to the field continue to learn pessary indications, selection, and fitting strategies from a relatively small evidence base, and occasionally, from conflicting expert opinion. This article has summarized basic concepts related to initiating pessary use. Other articles in this series will discuss pessary follow up and business strategies.


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