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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.
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

Georgia Regents Medical Center explores new treatment for Parkinson's disease-related constipation

Georgia Regents Medical Center explores new treatment for Parkinson's disease-related constipation

Brief physical therapy improves symptoms, QoL in urinary incontinence

Brief physical therapy improves symptoms, QoL in urinary incontinence

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

FDA approves InControl Medical's InToneMV device for treatment of female urinary incontinence

FDA approves InControl Medical's InToneMV device for treatment of female urinary incontinence

UAB's Continence and Urogynecology Care Clinics reaccredited with Center Of Excellence designation

UAB's Continence and Urogynecology Care Clinics reaccredited with Center Of Excellence designation

New article outlines different types of incontinence and treatment options

New article outlines different types of incontinence and treatment options

Virtual reality, dance and fun help in treating urinary incontinence in senior women

Virtual reality, dance and fun help in treating urinary incontinence in senior women

Electrical stimulation improves symptoms, QoL in stress urinary incontinence

Electrical stimulation improves symptoms, QoL in stress urinary incontinence

Nonsurgical treatment improves symptoms in women with pelvic floor dysfunction

Nonsurgical treatment improves symptoms in women with pelvic floor dysfunction