Urinary incontinence (UI) and fecal incontinence (FI) together with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) constitute a huge global health problem affecting millions of women throughout the world. These pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) can have a negative influence on a woman's well-being, quality of life, and sexual function and prevent many women from participating in recreational and sporting activities. The global costs of PFDs to health care systems and society are enormous and approximately one in five women will undergo surgery for genital prolapse or UI by the age of 85 years.
Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology. 2018 Jun 28 [Epub ahead of print]
Ian Milsom, Maria Gyhagen
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address: ., Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.