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POP Goes the Pelvis

November 13, 2014 | by Missy

POP - ruth and her balloonHave you ever felt like things are falling out of you and thought of the word “prolapse” at the same time? Merriam-Webster’s medical definition of prolapse is the falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position. Sad but true AND usually fixable!

Women’s Health Foundation has teamed up with the American Urogynecological Society (AUGS) and the Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS) to help shape the future of pelvic organ prolapse research studies.

We are very interested in the goals and expectations of women who have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or believe they may have this condition and are thinking about treatment for prolapse. Do you know what to call it? Do you know what to ask your doctor? Are you in pain? Does the condition impede your life’s activities?

WHF has created a short survey designed to help us better understand the patient perspective and what you feel is most important about prolapse treatment. This information will help to better design studies about prolapse in the future.

Please take 3 minutes and click here to complete the survey by Monday, November 24, 2014. 

Please pass this information on to anyone you think would be interested in answering the survey. Pass it along wide-scale! You never know who you may be helping to bring a “secret” into the light of day.

Thank you for playing an integral role in improving future prolapse research studies. If you have any comments or questions, please email


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