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Patient information leaflets

Our patient information leaflets are designed for you and others involved in your care. All the information comes from up-to-date and carefully checked guidance for doctors, but it’s been written in a way that makes it clearer for non-medical people. Find out more about how we produce our patient information leaflets.

You can browse all of our patient information leaflets below, see all our guidelines on a particular topic (see ‘filter by subject’) or search for a specific word or phrase.

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Mid-urethral sling operation for stress urinary incontinence
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a mid-urethral sling operation for stress urinary incontinence.
Published 22/10/2015
Ovarian cancer
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on the most common form of ovarian cancer. It covers the stages and grades of cancer, and the treatment options.
Published 18/01/2016
Ovarian cysts before the menopause
This patient information leaflet provides advice for premenopausal women who have been diagnosed with a possible cyst in one or both ovaries.
Published 28/06/2013
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
Published 11/07/2016
Pelvic floor repair operation
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an operation for a prolapse of your pelvic floor (when the sling of muscles that supports your bladder, bowel and vagina has slipped or descended).
Published 22/10/2015
Pelvic organ prolapse
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been told they have, or think they may have, a prolapse into the vagina.
Published 22/03/2013
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
This patient information leaflet provides advice on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and what it means for your long-term health. 
Published 22/06/2015
Skin conditions of the vulva
This patient information leaflet provides advice on symptoms of and treatment for skin conditions of the vulva. 
Published 24/12/2013
Sterilisation for women and men
This patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up to date information please visit the Family Planning Association website. 
Published 01/01/2004
Surgery for stress incontinence
This patient information leaflet has now been archived. For up to date information please visit the NHS Choices website.
Published 01/02/2005

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