Six Astonishing Facts About How Common Pelvic Organ Prolapse Really Is!

Current research suggests that Pelvic Organ Prolapse is unfortunately more common than we think.

Research has shown that:

  1. Approximately 1 in 3 women will have a Stage 2-3 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  2. Approximately 1 in 9 women will ultimately require surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  3. The risk of prolapse increases with age:
  • Age 60 = 1 in 9 women
  • Age 70 = 1 in 6 women
  • Age 80 = 1 in 5 women
  1. Pelvic Organ Prolapse surgery accounts for three times as many surgeries as Stress Urinary Incontinence surgeries
  2. 1 in 3 women who have Pelvic Organ Prolapse surgery will need repeat surgery
  3. 75% of women have some degree of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If you think you may have Pelvic Organ Prolapse or need assistance in the treatment or management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse then come and see Bonnie, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Bend + Mend Physiotherapy in Sydney’s CBD.

Bonnie Broomfield

About Bonnie Broomfield

Bonnie graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Born and raised in Sydney, she loves her sport, particularly Netball, and is always keen to try new sports and other outdoor activities - her latest being Golf with her Golf Pro fiancé. Bonnie has a special interest in Women's Health and has completed post graduate courses through the Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA). Bonnie has also progressed her learning and skills with courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling. She is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.

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