Mission and Membership

The International Paruresis Association (IPA) was founded in 1996 to raise public awareness about paruresis, provide support, and give out the latest information.  Most of IPA’s members and leadership are treatment professionals, people suffering from paruresis or recovering from it, and their loved ones.  Membership is open to anyone touched by paruresis as well as those with an interest in supporting others with paruresis, advocating for their rights, and advancing scientific knowledge about the disorder.

The International Paruresis Association is a non-profit organization under the terms of the US Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).  As such an organization, contributions to IPA are tax-deductible.

Vision

A Paruresis-free world. Until then, people with shy bladder will live life to the fullest.

Mission

To cure Paruresis (shy bladder) and improve the lives of all people affected.

Values

Integrity, Confidentiality, Compassion, Caring, Understanding, Availability, Respect, Diversity, Teamwork, Continually increasing our knowledge base.

Membership

There are currently over 1700 members & friends supporting IPA.

Click here to find out more information about joining the IPA.


HELPFUL RESOURCES

DONATE TO THE IPA
(You can use either donation portals)

Use Paypal Giving Fund to Donate

Use Network for Good to Donate

DONATE USING AMAZON

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IPA BOOK

INTERNATIONAL PARURESIS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 21237
Catonsville, MD 21228

You Are Not Alone.
There Is Help For You!

Shy Bladder, Bashful Bladder, Pee Shy

IPA OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday - Friday
1:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)

800-247-3864 Toll free US/Canada
443-315-5250 Office
443-315-5251 Fax

Email: info@paruresis.org

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.

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