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The pelvic floor is a thin but strong sheet of muscle and connective tissue that closes off the pelvic cavity from below. It supports the pelvic organs, which include the urinary bladder, the uterus, cervix and vagina, and the last part of the large bowel (the rectum) in women. In men, it contains the bladder and the rectum.
Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Study reveals reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment

Study reveals reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment

FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.

FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.

Experts in coloproctology will unite to promote global collaboration at 14th Annual ESCP conference

Experts in coloproctology will unite to promote global collaboration at 14th Annual ESCP conference

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

FDA warns Total Thermal Imaging for illegally marketing unapproved thermography device

FDA warns Total Thermal Imaging for illegally marketing unapproved thermography device

FDA warns doctor for illegally marketing unapproved implantable device

FDA warns doctor for illegally marketing unapproved implantable device

Researchers compare treatment options for fecal incontinence

Researchers compare treatment options for fecal incontinence

UTA bioengineers aim to develop new method to repair vaginal prolapses in early stages

UTA bioengineers aim to develop new method to repair vaginal prolapses in early stages

Study finds simple solution to common bowel issues

Study finds simple solution to common bowel issues

Sexual function in women with vulva pain improved with oral nerve pain medication

Sexual function in women with vulva pain improved with oral nerve pain medication

Childbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disorders

Childbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disorders

Study: Overweight or obese women may have increased risk of urinary incontinence

Study: Overweight or obese women may have increased risk of urinary incontinence

Availability of Elvie Trainer could help reduce NHS annual spend on urinary incontinence

Availability of Elvie Trainer could help reduce NHS annual spend on urinary incontinence

Women & Infants Hospital introduces new technology for physicians to mark and find breast lesions

Women & Infants Hospital introduces new technology for physicians to mark and find breast lesions

Female bladder bacteria found to be similar to microbes in the vagina

Female bladder bacteria found to be similar to microbes in the vagina

Research project aims to study opioid prescriptions after cesarean delivery and hysterectomy

Research project aims to study opioid prescriptions after cesarean delivery and hysterectomy

Post-menopausal Conversations: Why You Should Talk to Your Clinician

Post-menopausal Conversations: Why You Should Talk to Your Clinician

Newly expanded program at Rush offers relief from pelvic floor problems

Newly expanded program at Rush offers relief from pelvic floor problems