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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.
Physiotherapy aids defecation in constipated children

Physiotherapy aids defecation in constipated children

Women more likely to experience urinary and faecal incontinence, prolapse after vaginal delivery

Women more likely to experience urinary and faecal incontinence, prolapse after vaginal delivery

Pelvic floor exercises after RP ‘sufficient’

Pelvic floor exercises after RP ‘sufficient’

Colorectal cancer screening: an interview with Dr Donato F. Altomare

Colorectal cancer screening: an interview with Dr Donato F. Altomare

Diffusion tensor imaging detects complex muscle structures in 3D

Diffusion tensor imaging detects complex muscle structures in 3D

Women more likely to develop UTI after pelvic-floor surgery

Women more likely to develop UTI after pelvic-floor surgery

Oral medication as effective as Botox injections for treating incontinence in women

Oral medication as effective as Botox injections for treating incontinence in women

Loyola researchers to study link between long-distance running and pelvic floor disorders

Loyola researchers to study link between long-distance running and pelvic floor disorders

Many women undertreat pelvic floor disorders and suffer in silence

Many women undertreat pelvic floor disorders and suffer in silence

Society for Women's Health Research Board Chair to address NFWL in Tampa

Society for Women's Health Research Board Chair to address NFWL in Tampa

Montefiore launches first fellowship program in Women's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Montefiore launches first fellowship program in Women's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Prostate patients make moves toward normality

Prostate patients make moves toward normality

Midurethral slings can prevent pre-operative urinary incontinence in women with vaginal prolapse

Midurethral slings can prevent pre-operative urinary incontinence in women with vaginal prolapse

AUA Foundation introduces It's Time to Talk About OAB campaign

AUA Foundation introduces It's Time to Talk About OAB campaign

LUHS opens new center to treat women with pelvic-floor disorders

LUHS opens new center to treat women with pelvic-floor disorders

First U.S.-based study to assess per-patient annual economic costs of fecal incontinence

First U.S.-based study to assess per-patient annual economic costs of fecal incontinence

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery now indexed in MEDLINE

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery now indexed in MEDLINE

Pelvic floor muscle training effective for adult women with urinary incontinence

Pelvic floor muscle training effective for adult women with urinary incontinence

Novel device for measuring pelvic floor muscle strength

Novel device for measuring pelvic floor muscle strength

Women more likely to experience UI following vaginal delivery

Women more likely to experience UI following vaginal delivery