Friday October 23, 2020

This Life: The last taboo of the pelvic floor

It's not something we like to talk about, but more awareness of the 'pelvic floor' and of useful exercises can help women to avoid problems in later life, writes Fiona Ness.

9th December, 2012
Ante-natal exercises: maternity hospital guides offer details of exercises that can maintain pelvic health. Photo: Getty

We need to talk about pelvic floor. To do this, we're going to have to use words such as prolapse, leakage, vagina, bladder, faecal matter and incontinence.

It's not going to be pretty - which is probably why up to a quarter of women have symptoms of at least one pelvic floor disorder, yet many are doing nothing about it.

The muscles in the pelvic floor support the bladder, bowel and uterus (womb). They give...

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