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SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENTS
The AMS website contains some sexually explicit materials, including text, graphics, and images, relating to various medical treatments, including but not limited to impotence, incontinence, prostate diseases and urethral strictures. Presentation of these materials on the AMS website is strictly for educational and informational purposes and is not intended for commercial use.
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The physicians listed on this website are those physicians in your geographic area who have experience in implanting AMS medical devices during the prior 12 months, as determined from AMS records. Generally, a physician will be excluded from this list if AMS determines that the physician does not meet the criteria for recent experience in implanting AMS medical devices. The list of physicians is not intended to be all inclusive of those physicians who treat impotence, incontinence, prostate diseases, urethral strictures and related medical issues. No fees or inducements have been paid to be included on this list.
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IMAGES OF PEOPLE
Images of people maybe used throughout the AMS website to illustrate stories, testimonials, quotations, clinical trials and/or evaluations. To protect the privacy of individual patients and physicians, images of other people have been substituted. The images of people contained throughout the AMS website are not necessarily patients, families of patients, or physicians and in some cases the people in these images are professional models.
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