Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is common and increasing in the US, with approximately 200,000 American women having POP surgery annually. An epidemiological evaluation of a large Northwestern Kaiser-managed healthcare population suggests that American women have an 11.1% risk of POP and urinary incontinence surgery by the age of 80, with nearly 30% undergoing more than one procedure. Over the next 30 years, it is predicted that the number of women seeking care for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders will increase by 45%.
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