WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Zack Space (D-OH) introduced legislation late yesterday (HR 5106) that will establish a National Commission on Urological Trauma. Injury to urogenital organs accounts for up to 10% of all war related injuries, and countless service members and veterans are currently living with these painful injuries.
“Far too many of our service members and veterans are suffering from urological injuries that they received while fighting overseas,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “These men and women are often in excruciating pain, and it is critical that we identify resources that will help them. This legislation will do that.”
The National Commission on Urotrauma will study morbidity and mortality rates resulting from urological trauma, evaluate resources for prevention and treatment, and identify programs that would help improve the management of urological trauma.