Pelvic organ prolapse is
experienced almost entirely by adult women. It occurs more often in women older than age 50. It is more common in white and
Hispanic women than in African American women.
Pelvic organ prolapse is caused most commonly by labor and childbirth. A
woman's risk of developing pelvic organ prolapse is 8 times greater after two
vaginal births. Her risk increases by 12 times with four or more vaginal
By Virginia Sole-SmithDo you really need to eat breakfast every day? Here, five
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Don't tell your mother we said so, but she wasn't right about everything --
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818-838. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
October 7, 2010
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October 07, 2010
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