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), you will learn that it is common. POP affects approximately 50 percent of all women and 30 percent of female athletes. That’s nearly one in two women – maybe your mother, sister, wife, partner, daughter; or even you. Yet most of us are caught by surprise when a pelvic organ prolapse happens because most of us have never heard of it before!
Collecting stories from active women around New Zealand who have experienced a prolapse and gaining feedback from a range of pelvic health physiotherapists resulted in the Active and POP website. Women share their experiences and offer advice on something they thought would never happen to them.
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!
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