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OstomyConnection brings readers fair and honest information about the products and services we promote. Please read the Terms and Privacy Policy which govern the use of this website. 

The information shared on our website and in our email newsletter is purely editorial. Every article we write is carefully curated by our editorial team and features people, places, stories, and news that we have a genuine interest in.

Our commitment is to bring you the very best of what others have lived through and learned. We’re completely aware that this advice might not be the best solution for every person. Please know the content published on this site is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Affiliate Disclosure

On occasion, we may use selective affiliate links, which means OstomyConnection may earn a commission from the site linked to if you make a purchase via the link. The price you pay is unaffected by whether you click through from OstomyConnection (i.e., on an affiliate link), or go directly to the vendor’s website using a non-affiliate link. This affiliate disclosure details affiliate relationships that OstomyConnection has with other companies and products. In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about all links, posts, photos and other material on this website: Any/all of the links on this website are affiliate links of which OstomyConnection receives a small commission from sales of certain items, but the price is the same for you. OstomyConnection is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to or,,, or Pages on this site may include affiliate links to Amazon and its affiliate sites on which OstomyConnection will make a referral commission.

The editorial content on OstomyConnection is created independently of advertiser influence. We do present a limited number of articles produced and paid for by our advertising partners that we think you'll find interesting and useful. We continue to expand our network of partnerships through the shared interest of providing our readers with the best resources possible. On paid content, it will be clearly identified as a sponsored story. We also have affiliate partnerships, so OC may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

Linked Destinations and Advertising

The Website may contain links to other websites, including, but not limited to, advertisements and other content posted by us or by third-parties (“Linked Sites”). You may also navigate to the Website from links, often provided by us, deployed by third parties in their social media, advertisements and other marketing activities (the locations where these links are placed are also considered Linked Sites). Access to or from Linked Sites is made available by only as a convenience. Such Linked Sites are not owned, operated or controlled by us and if you visit Linked Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of such Linked Sites. Please be careful to read the terms of use and privacy policies of any Linked Sites before you provide any personal or other information to, or engage in any activity on, such Linked Sites. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations included in the Linked Sites are solely between you and the relevant providers of the Linked Sites. You cannot rely on our Terms of Use and/or our Privacy Policy to govern your use of another website or destination. We do not endorse, and OstomyConnection explicitly denies responsibility and liability for, Linked Sites, including with respect to the content, products and services provided by the Linked Sites. Any interactions you have with Linked Sites are between you and the Linked Sites and you agree that OstomyConnection is not liable for any damage or loss you may suffer as a result of any interactions with any such Linked Sites or any claims that you may have against any such Linked Sites.

Content Submission

By submitting content (including images you own) for publication, you irrevocably grant OstomyConnection a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free license to use, display, and transmit the content, in whole or in part, via any medium, including without limitation on OstomyConnection’s website and social media channels, as well as edit, alter, or otherwise modify the content. You confirm that you have all necessary rights to the content and that no further consents, releases or permissions are necessary for OstomyConnection to use the content as described herein. You agree that no material or any portion thereof which incorporates the content need be submitted to you for approval prior to OstomyConnection’s use. You agree no compensation will be provided in connection with OstomyConnection’s use of the submitted content.

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