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To implement the right of the holder of an option to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying security.


In option contracts, to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying asset. The option holder has no obligation to exercise the option, and only does so if he/she believes it benefits him/her. Depending upon the nature of the option, this may be done at any point during the life of the contract, or it may only be done on the contract's expiry date. The strike price of the sale is agreed-upon in the option contract, that is, before the option is exercised.


To require the delivery (for example, a call option) or to force the purchase (for example, a put option) of the option's underlying asset. Many options expire without being exercised because the strike price stated in the option is unfavorable to the holder.


When you act on a buying or selling opportunity that you have been granted under the terms of a contract, you are said to exercise a right.

Contracts may include the right to exchange stock options for stock, buy stock at a specific price, or buy or sell the security or product underlying an option at a specific exercise price.

For example, if you buy a call option giving you the right to buy stock at $50 a share, and the market price jumps to $60 a share, you'd likely exercise your option to buy at the lower price.

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The role of pelvic floor exercises on post-prostatectomy incontinence.
This review discusses 3 types of behavioral therapy for urinary incontinence: bladder training for urge incontinence (sometimes in combination with pelvic floor exercises), pelvic floor exercises for stress incontinence, and both for mixed incontinence.
These interventions, along with use of technology, will be discussed later, but the primary issue appears to be to insure that women are taught pelvic floor exercises correctly and encouraged to work with them on a regular basis.
Biofeedback and pelvic floor exercises for the rehabilitation of urinary stress incontinence.
I had quite a long labour and assisted delivery and I was aware of the benefits of pelvic floor exercises from my training as a physio.
Pelvic floor exercises were prescribed pre-operatively by 68.
Conservative treatment, most commonly pelvic floor exercises and use of vaginal pessaries, is generally considered for women with a mild degree of prolapse, those wishing to have more children, frail patients or those who are unwilling to undergo surgery.
In fact, 80 percent of those affected by stress urinary incontinence can be treated successfully with therapeutic options that include pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles; electrical stimulation to return injured muscles to fitness (and biofeedback to monitor progress); medical devices that block or capture urine; or surgery to repair or lift the urethra or bladder neck to provide support during straining or sudden movements.
Downie (10) advised pelvic floor exercises after about six to eight treatments of faradic electrical stimulation.
In addition to pelvic floor exercises, taking measures to optimize fetal positioning can also help reduce perineal trauma.
Salvesen of Trondheim (Norway) University and his associates randomized 301 nulliparous pregnant women to either no training or 1 hour of intensive pelvic floor exercises with a physiotherapist each week for 12 weeks (BMJ 2004;329:378-80).
Pelvic floor exercises are a key element to the exercises advocated in this book.