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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.
New system uses remote medical monitoring, mobile games to improve at-home pelvic floor muscle training

New system uses remote medical monitoring, mobile games to improve at-home pelvic floor muscle training

New study finds increasing age as risk factor for decreased postpartum pelvic floor strength

New study finds increasing age as risk factor for decreased postpartum pelvic floor strength

Urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman linked to lower levels of exercise

Urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman linked to lower levels of exercise

Study supports clinical utility of DNA-based prenatal blood test in all pregnant women

Study supports clinical utility of DNA-based prenatal blood test in all pregnant women

Mediplus to showcase drug delivery system at Arab Health

Mediplus to showcase drug delivery system at Arab Health

Study compares two common treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse

Study compares two common treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse

Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Study shows effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for prevention of prolapse symptoms

Study shows effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for prevention of prolapse symptoms

Women who have not given birth also experience urinary incontinence, study finds

Women who have not given birth also experience urinary incontinence, study finds

New study finds one in seven older women have hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction

New study finds one in seven older women have hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction

Specialist receives nearly $2.8 million grant to determine effective treatment for perinatal brain injury

Specialist receives nearly $2.8 million grant to determine effective treatment for perinatal brain injury

Researchers to evaluate new treatment strategy for treating infants with perinatal brain injury

Researchers to evaluate new treatment strategy for treating infants with perinatal brain injury

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

Social, emotional factors may raise risk of postpartum depression in mothers of preterm infants

Social, emotional factors may raise risk of postpartum depression in mothers of preterm infants

Mobile app helps reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Mobile app helps reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Female triathletes suffer from high rate of stress urinary and anal incontinence, study finds

Female triathletes suffer from high rate of stress urinary and anal incontinence, study finds

Smartphone application may be feasible, effective sexual health education tool for teenage girls

Smartphone application may be feasible, effective sexual health education tool for teenage girls

New FDA draft guidelines place tighter restrictions on surgical practices using tissue-based regenerative therapies

New FDA draft guidelines place tighter restrictions on surgical practices using tissue-based regenerative therapies

Researchers gain new insights into female pelvis development

Researchers gain new insights into female pelvis development

Beaumont urologists study use of enobosarm to treat women's SUI

Beaumont urologists study use of enobosarm to treat women's SUI