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Helpful Links


Most links below will take you beyond the International Paruresis website. IPA offers links to third party websites that may be of interest to our members and visitors. When you click on these links you will leave the IPA website and will be redirected to another site. These sites are not under the control of IPA.

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General Mental Health

“Bladdivan” – Saturday Night Live – Aired 09/26/09

Shy Bladder Comedy Sketch
— Comedy sketch about Shy Bladder from 2007

  • The Urinary Excretory System – An understanding of  the excretory system, also known as the renal system.
  • Dr. Gabe Mirkin — Excellent source of unbiased health information
  • Selective Mutism Group/Childhood Anxiety Network — Children who have difficulty speaking, primarily in schools
  • Male Pelvic Pain Network — Information on chronic prostatitis and related conditions that sometimes accompany paruresis
  • The Prostatitis Foundation — Authoritative web site on prostatitis
  • When is Prostatitis Not Prostatitis? — An article on biofeedback treatment for prostatitis or levator ani syndrome
  • Urinary System:  Normal Anatomy and Physiology — An excellent, though technical, explanation of how the urinary system works
  • UrologyHealth.org— Online patient information resource
  • National Association for Continence — World’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization dedicated to public education and awareness about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence
  • U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services — National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
  • National Women’s Health Resource Center — HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation’s leading independent health information source for women.
  • The Simon Foundation for Continence — The mission of the Simon Foundation is to: “Bring the topic of incontinence out into the open, remove the stigma surrounding incontinence, and provide help and hope to people with incontinence, their families and the health professionals who provide their care.”
  • Incontinence & Medical Links Library — Founded in 1993 with the sole mission to deliver products and services that meet the unique needs and expectations of each of our customers, we at LL Medico continue to strive for honesty, fairness and integrity, and to bring the highest quality medical products at the lowest prices possible.
  • American Urological Association Foundation — The Urology Care Foundation is committed to promoting urology research and education. We work with researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers to improve patients’ lives.
  • Bowl and Bladder Foundation — The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the UK wide charity for people with bladder and bowel control problems. B&BF provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these conditions as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals.
  • Stadium Pal — Product allows urination without visiting the restroom
Radio Interviews
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This website is NOT a substitute for medical or legal advice and does not constitute the practice of law, medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work, or any other mental health profession. If you are having trouble urinating, you should always contact a physician since difficulty with voiding can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. We are a group of professional people and people who have suffered with paruresis. We have assembled a board and a board of advisors to help people cope with urinary dysfunction that has a psychological or social origin. On this website, we are NOT practicing medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work or any other mental health profession. You should have your doctor evaluate your condition before diagnosing yourself, and seek the appropriate necessary mental health counseling if warranted. IPA, Inc. disclaims any and all legal liability whatsoever.