Around on in five women might need surgical treatment for prolapse or urinary incontinence.
Mesh surgery for urinary incontinence is effective and extensively studied, while the mesh used in pelvic prolapse is problematic. But the Senate has conflated the two, which will confuse women.
Hundreds of women have complained of adverse reactions from transvaginal mesh implants.
Regulatory bodies approved some medical devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence before having data to prove their safety and efficacy.
Exercises can help women’s pelvic floor health during pregnancy and after birth.
Women need to be given more information about pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy.
Urinary incontinence is often seen as a degrading condition and women can feel too ashamed to seek help.
Women with urinary incontinence are often too embarrassed to seek help from their doctor. But there is more likelihood of a cure for those who receive treatment at an earlier point.
Women who have had children are often advised to do exercises to tighten their pelvic floor muscles. The muscles run from the pubic bone at the front of your body towards the back and help support your…
Little is known about pelvic organ prolapse because its symptoms are incredibly embarrassing for women.
Millions of Australian women experience a pelvic organ prolapse, but they suffer in silence. This hidden epidemic is a well-kept secret and few people in the rest of the community know anything about the…