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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.
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects 48.2 percent of women

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects 48.2 percent of women

Physiotherapy is effective in treating stress incontinence

Physiotherapy is effective in treating stress incontinence

Episiotomy usually provides no benefits

Episiotomy usually provides no benefits

Pelvic floor exercises versus ‘holding on’ in treatment of incontinence

Pelvic floor exercises versus ‘holding on’ in treatment of incontinence

Quicker recovery time with new laparoscopic hysterectomy

Quicker recovery time with new laparoscopic hysterectomy

Detrol LA significantly reduces symptoms of overactive bladder

Detrol LA significantly reduces symptoms of overactive bladder

Episiotomy does not reduce the risk of injury to infants during a complicated birth

Episiotomy does not reduce the risk of injury to infants during a complicated birth

Yentreve available in Europe for treatment of stress urinary incontinence

Yentreve available in Europe for treatment of stress urinary incontinence

Evidence of pelvic floor nerve injury after routine vaginal birth

Evidence of pelvic floor nerve injury after routine vaginal birth

New studies on the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis and the treatment of prostatitis

New studies on the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis and the treatment of prostatitis

Female incontinence and sexual dysfunction questions answered

Female incontinence and sexual dysfunction questions answered

New bladder control device for women

New bladder control device for women

Decreased collagen may make women more susceptible to pelvic organ prolapse

Decreased collagen may make women more susceptible to pelvic organ prolapse