Healthy Moments Episode

Hope through Research: Pelvic Floor Disorders Network

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May 18, 2015 | Download Audio

Dr. Rodgers tells listeners that pelvic floor disorders affect 24% of women in the U.S., and talks about research that is being conducted.


​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% 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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