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Hope through Research: Pelvic Floor Disorders Network

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Oct 7, 2013 | Download Audio

Dr. Rodgers shares information about the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, a research initiative that strives to find ways to best care for 24% of U.S. women with these disorders.


​The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network may not be something you’ve heard about. Through this network, research is being conducted that can improve the lives of nearly one quarter of women in the U.S. 

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

Pelvic floor disorders, which include urinary incontinence, affect 24 percent of women in the U.S. These disorders affect the pelvic organs, such as the bladder and uterus, and all the muscles surrounding and supporting them.

The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network studies pelvic floor problems to help women with these disorders. Although treatments are available, there are still questions about how best to care for women with pelvic floor problems.

To learn more about this NIH-funded research network, follow us on Twitter @HealthyMoments​. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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