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It’s Time to Talk About Overactive Bladder

Get the facts. Get diagnosed. Take control.

The Urology Care Foundation developed this national public education campaign. We hope its message will help the millions of people in the U.S. who live with Overactive Bladder (OAB).

Our goal is to get people talking openly about overactive bladder. We want to reduce any stigma people might feel about OAB symptoms. We also hope this information encourages you to talk openly with your healthcare professional about your OAB symptoms.


Voices of OAB Contest

Share your voice. Raise awareness. Enter to win a Tablet PC.

Inspire others with your story about how you manage your OAB symptoms. You can record it in your own voice and submit it to the Voices of OAB contest. Explain how OAB has impacted your daily life and what you did to take control and manage your symptoms. Everyone who enters has a chance to win a new tablet PC!


Who We Are


The Urology Care Foundation is the world's leading urological health foundation—and the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Foundation works with doctors, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public. With these partners, we help support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases.

Our goal is to promote health, provide hope and promise a future free of urological disease, including cancer.

Our unique relationship with the AUA—an organization of roughly 19,000 urologists—has made us the leading source of accurate, up-to-date urological health information.


Our Partners


The medical information in this guide is based on the American Urological Association's Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder.

Thanks to the AUA Foundation's Overactive Bladder Expert Advisory Panel for reviewing these materials for medical correctness. Many thanks also to our Overactive Bladder Community Advisory Panel. They helped us better understand the patient's point of view. These organizations provide additional resources and support to people living with OAB and incontinence.

Patient resources provided by a generous grant from Astellas.


Overactive Bladder Expert Advisory Panel


Kathleen Kobashi, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Panel Members

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Lisa N. Hawes, MD
Chesapeake Urology Associates

Lindsey Kerr, MD
Director, Urologic Wellness Center at Eastern Maine Medical Center

Gary Lemack, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Alan J. Wein, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Overactive Bladder Community Advisory Panel


NAFC National Association For Continence
Charleston, South Carolina


Simon Foundation for Continence
Chicago, Illinois


Patient resources provided through the generous support of Astellas.