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Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse:  A silent epidemic

Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A silent epidemic

If you are comfortable doing interviews on female health topics, please consider this one. Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health issue that for the most part is in the closet; The POP Awareness Campaign is an initiative to create much needed recognition of the symptoms/causes/treatment options for POP. 50% of women over 50 have at least one POP issue (there's 5 types), even young women in their 20's and 30's may have problems after a rough vaginal childbirth. Childbirth is the leading cause of POP, menopause is right behind it.

Most women have no idea that POP exists until they are diagnosed with it, the few that know of it are often misinformed. Countless women suffer in silence because many symptoms are too yikes to talk about (fecal as well as urinary leakage, impact to sexual dynamic). POP impacts women physically, emotionally, sexually, socially, and financially; we truly need to not only create some awareness, but we also need to try to get the information