Urotrauma is a significant issue, particularly among active military populations. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), when detonated, can cause severe trauma to the sexual organs and genitourinary system. One of the AUA’s legislative priorities is to advance urotrauma legislation and resources for veterans and active-duty service members.
Recent AUA activity on urotrauma:
- Press Release: AUA to Deliver Testimony on Urotrauma Before House VA Subcommittee on Health May, 21, 2013
- Written Testimony of Mark T. Edney, MD, FACS Before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health [pdf] May, 21, 2013
- Invitation to 5/21/13 Subcommittee on Health Legislative Hearing [pdf] May, 10, 2013
- Guthrie Introduces Urotrauma Legislation AUA Health Policy Brief – April 2, 2013
- AUA Praises Representative for Introducing Critical Legislation to Address Urotrauma March 7, 2013
- Op-Ed: Genitourinary War Injuries Getting Increasing Attention on Capitol Hill