Epidemiology

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is common and increasing in the US, with approximately 200,000 American women having POP surgery annually.[1] 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.[2] 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%.[3]

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