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Boston Scientific Sponsors New Patient Portal Dedicated to Pelvic Floor Disorders
Date:9/15/2011

NATICK, Mass., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) is further supporting the advancement of women's health as the founding sponsor of the American Urogynecologic Society's new patient website, Take the Floor – Voices of PFD, which launches at the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, September 14 – 17 in Providence, RI.

The portal (www.voicesforpfd.org) is designed to serve as an interactive, online community for female patients to learn more about their disease and available treatment options in a private and convenient manner.  The website provides access to a range of valuable resources to help women find a local physician and prepare for a discussion of their condition.  Patient videos and online discussions allow patients to connect with others who may be experiencing pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), as well as pose questions to PFD physician experts.

"Boston Scientific's continued education, clinical research, and patient-focused events, coupled with our exclusive sponsorship of AUGS' new patient portal, reflect our commitment to patient care," said John Pedersen, Senior Vice President and President of Boston Scientific's Urology and Women's Health Division.  "As part of our dedication to manufacturing and marketing high quality and safe products, we will continue to ensure that accurate and complete information is provided to physicians and their patients so they can make fully informed decisions regarding PFD treatment options."

"Pelvic floor disorders can be an embarrassing issue for women to discuss, but the goals of this portal are to educate women on these common conditions and begin a more open dialogue of this subject," said Sandy Culbertson, M.D., Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon and AUGS Public Relations Commi
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