The hidden epidemic of pelvic floor dysfunction: achievable goals for improved prevention and treatment.

@article{DeLancey2005TheHE,
  title={The hidden epidemic of pelvic floor dysfunction: achievable goals for improved prevention and treatment.},
  author={John Ol DeLancey},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={192 5},
  pages={1488-95}
}
Each year, pelvic floor dysfunction affects between 300,000 and 400,000 American women so severely that they require surgery. Approximately 30% of the operations performed are re-operations. The high prevalence of this problem indicates the need for preventive strategies, and the common occurrence of re-operation indicates the need for treatment improvement. Efforts at prevention and treatment improvement will only be possible if research clarifies causative mechanisms and scientifically valid… CONTINUE READING
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