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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.
Maintaining normal BMI after pregnancy can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse

Maintaining normal BMI after pregnancy can help prevent pelvic organ prolapse

U-M researchers develop first-ever 3D model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

U-M researchers develop first-ever 3D model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

New review may help women with stress urinary incontinence make more informed choices about treatment

New review may help women with stress urinary incontinence make more informed choices about treatment

Gynecologic oncologist awarded grant to improve quality of life for women with endometrial cancer

Gynecologic oncologist awarded grant to improve quality of life for women with endometrial cancer

News study finds association between chronic fatigue syndrome and early menopause

News study finds association between chronic fatigue syndrome and early menopause

Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Study demonstrates that pelvic floor muscle training improves erectile function

Researchers identify way to assess women at increased risk for UTI after pelvic-floor surgery

Researchers identify way to assess women at increased risk for UTI after pelvic-floor surgery

Drugs plus biofeedback show promise for dysfunctional voiding

Drugs plus biofeedback show promise for dysfunctional voiding

Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

LABORIE completes acquisition of BUCK Elektromedizin and BUCKmeditec

LABORIE completes acquisition of BUCK Elektromedizin and BUCKmeditec

Squatty Potty toilet stool improves severity of constipation symptoms

Squatty Potty toilet stool improves severity of constipation symptoms

Infant and adult weight interact to determine urinary incontinence risk

Infant and adult weight interact to determine urinary incontinence risk

InControl Medical’s InToneMV gains FDA clearance for treatment of urinary, fecal incontinence in male

InControl Medical’s InToneMV gains FDA clearance for treatment of urinary, fecal incontinence in male

Ring pessary for OAB as effective as nonsurgical therapies

Ring pessary for OAB as effective as nonsurgical therapies

Pelvic floor prolapse has unclear relationship with urinary symptoms

Pelvic floor prolapse has unclear relationship with urinary symptoms

UCSF researchers discover natural way to avoid urinary incontinence

UCSF researchers discover natural way to avoid urinary incontinence

Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola urogynecologist receives 2014 Christina Manthos Mentoring Award from SWIU

Loyola urogynecologist receives 2014 Christina Manthos Mentoring Award from SWIU

Study finds comparable outcomes for two commonly used procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse

Study finds comparable outcomes for two commonly used procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse

Women with vaginal prolapse are most likely to benefit from vaginal mesh surgery

Women with vaginal prolapse are most likely to benefit from vaginal mesh surgery