Finding evidence-based answers for women with pelvic floor disorders, so they can live better lives.
A quarter of all adult women in the United States report having at least one pelvic floor disorder, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.* These conditions can negatively impact a woman's quality of life, including her sexual function and her ability to live daily life free from symptoms and worry about embarrassing accidents.
The Pelvic Floor Disorders Network was formed in 2001 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study pelvic floor disorders and provide evidence-based answers for women and health care providers about treatment options for these conditions.*Wu JM, Vaughan CP, Goode PS, Redden DT, Burgio KL,Richter HE, Markland AD. Prevalence and trends of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in U.S. women. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jan;123(1):141-148. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000057. PMID: 24463674; PMCID: PMC3970401.