Invest in your future and the future of those you care about Pelvic floor disorders are more common than high blood pressure, depression or diabetes. Of adult women, one in three has hypertension, one in twenty has depression and one in ten suffers from diabetes. Yet more than one in two women has some form of pelvic floor dysfunction. Despite the prevalence of pelvic floor disorders, many women are reluctant to talk about their problems or seek treatment because of the shame associated with the condition.
That means that you, or someone close to you, is living with this condition every single day. Treatment and research are underfunded. You have the ability to help us help them. The UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is improving the quality of life of women suffering from pelvic floor disorders by conducting research aimed at: – Educating women and their families that there is no shame in this condition. – Establishing new treatment strategies to help you help yourself and the ones you care about. – Developing new ways to treat patients and provide support to them and their loved ones. – Training the next generation of specialists to recognize the condition and treat it quickly.
What this means is that the work being done today will be how we treat you or your loved ones tomorrow. But we cannot do this without you. Please donate to this cause.
As a donor: – You will help squash the stigma of this condition. – You will be investing in the future. – You will be making a lasting impact on our program. – You will help us to advance care and support. – You will improve the health of women and their families. – You will make a huge difference in the lives of many. Any contribution, no matter how small, will help expand our ability to treat and cure pelvic floor disorders. Please consider making a donation to help with our research.
If you think you or a loved one are living with a pelvic floor disorder please see ourinformation brochure.