What Happens During a Pelvic Floor Examination?
According to the 2018 Jeane Hailes’ Women’s Health Survey:
- 22.4% of younger women (aged 18-35) have discussed or need to discuss with their doctor pain when having sex in the past 12 months; 7.4% higher than the average across all age groups
- One in three women older than 65 have discussed or need to discuss incontinence with their doctor in the past 12 months.
- Almost all women knew what pelvic floor exercises were (96.4%) and could feel their pelvic floor muscles working when they tried to squeeze them (95.6%), however less than two out of 10 women (17.6%) did their pelvic floor exercises daily.
Pelvic floor conditions can affect a woman at any stage of her life.