Active women dealing with Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
What is POP, and why do we need to talk about it?
If you start researching Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), one fact you will learn is that it is more common than you may realise. POP affects approximately 50% of all women and 30% of female athletes. Nearly one in two women are affected by POP – maybe your mother, sister, wife, partner, daughter, or even you. Yet most of us get caught by surprise when a pelvic organ prolapse happens because most of us have never heard of it before!
Over the last 12 months, I've been in contact with a range of pelvic physios, as well as active women around New Zealand who have experienced a prolapse. The response was overwhelming; women told their stories, shared their experiences, and offered advice on something they thought would never happen to them.
The result of our collaboration is the Active and POP website.
Together, we talk about POP to raise awareness and remove the stigma. We provide links to helpful resources. Most importantly, we want you to know that you are not alone and that you can live an active life again.