About one-quarter of adults in the United States are obese.1 Among its myriad adverse effects on health, obesity affects the support and function of the pelvic floor. As obesity increases, the pelvic floor disorders of urinary incontinence, anal incontinence, and (for women) pelvic organ prolapse become more prevalent. More than half of the women who are morbidly obese have pelvic floor disorders.2
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