Pelvic organ prolapse in older women: prevalence and risk factors.

  title={Pelvic organ prolapse in older women: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Ingrid E. Nygaard and Catherine L Bradley and Debra Schwab Brandt},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={104 3},
OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse in older women using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification examination and to identify factors associated with prolapse. METHODS Women with a uterus enrolled at one site of the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Replacement Therapy randomized clinical trial were eligible for this ancillary cross-sectional study. Subjects underwent a Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification examination during a maximal Valsalva maneuver and… CONTINUE READING


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