Cesarean delivery on maternal request versus planned vaginal delivery: impact on development of pelvic organ prolapse.

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  • Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) (ie, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence) are prevalent and impact quality of life as well as our health care system. It has been estimated that the demand for health care related to PFDs will increase at twice the rate of the population itself. This speaks to the fact that PFDs are an important women's and public health issue, warranting studies aimed at their prevention.
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  • Cesarean Section, Cystocele, Elective Surgical Procedures, Female, Humans, Parity, Parturition, Patient Participation, Pelvis, Pregnancy, Rectal Prolapse, Risk Factors, Uterine Prolapse
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  • Richter HE
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  • 272
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  • 275
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  • 30
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  • 5