Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can have an important impact on general health-related quality of life and interfere, as a disability, with physical mobility, pain, emotional reaction, social isolation, energy and sleep. The impact of pelvic floor disorders on health related QoL is similar to the impact of other chronic and debilitating conditions as stroke, cancer, diabetes and dementia. Lifetime risk of undergoing at least one surgical procedure for prolapse and urinary incontinence (UI) is 11–18 % by the age of 79 years old and the reoperation rate for recurrence of these disorders is 29,2%. Over the next 30 years, demand for services to care for female pelvic organ diseases will increase at twice the rate of growth of the same population and the number of surgeries for UI and POP will increase substantially over the next 40 years. The high prevalence of POP results in high socio-economic costs and a significant impact on quality of life of these patients.
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