Reporters’ Guides

IFFGD is dedicated to informing, assisting, and supporting people affected by gastrointestinal disorders. We have been working since 1991 to broaden understanding about gastrointestinal disorders and support research.

If you are a reporter, writer or otherwise work in the media we invite you to download these guides designed to provide you with accurate information and to help you cover these digestive conditions


Reporter’s Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Second Edition (PDF)

This guide from IFFGD provides background information about IBS, frequently asked questions, glossary of medical terms, IBS resources, and suggested story angles plus reasons for writing about IBS.


Reporter’s Guide to Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

They are among the most prevalent of health conditions, causing considerable suffering, disability, and societal costs. This guide from IFFGD provides a comprehensive resource about these burdensome and often misunderstood conditions. The Guide provides:

  • Background information about functional GI disorders
  • Frequently asked questions
  • A glossary of medical terms
  • Resources
  • A bibliography of key books
  • Suggested story angles and reasons for writing about the conditions

In addition to referring to this informative guide, we also encourage you to suggest that your readers visit IFFGD’s website at www.IFFGD.org if they want to learn more about functional GI disorders, symptoms, and medical care.


Reporter’s Guide to Bowel Incontinence

Loss of bowel control, or incontinence, is a condition which is surprisingly widespread yet masked by silence. The Guide provides:

  • Background information about bowel incontinence and its effects on sufferers and society
  • Frequently asked questions
  • A glossary of medical terms
  • Resource references
  • Suggested story ideas and reasons for writing about bowel incontinence

In addition to referring to this informative guide, we also encourage you to suggest that your readers visit IFFGD’s website at www.aboutincontinence.org if they want to learn more about bowel incontinence, treatments, and medical care.

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