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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
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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