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Continence—the ability to control bladder and bowel function and to use the toilet as needed—is a vital skill for any child. Continence plays an important role in a child's life, affecting his:
Many children, however, experience problems achieving full continence (during the day, overnight or both). The reasons can vary widely, but often include:
When a child experiences one of these issues, clinicians can help through an approach known as voiding improvement.
As part of our renowned Department of Urology, Boston Children's Hospital has a dedicated Voiding Improvement Program (VIP). VIP's expert physicians and nurse practitioners take a comprehensive approach to helping children overcome voiding difficulties, offering the following services:
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