This is my final post on this thread; APOPS stance on mesh is all women should have the right to choose which treatment they prefer. Women with fear of mesh or surgery should utilize PT services until when/if they choose surgery and then see a specialist and ask all questions they have regarding mesh complications. APOPS primary initiatives are addressing lack of POP awareness and screening; the statement on mesh I gave at the FDA in Sept 2011 can be viewed on the APOPS Library Mesh page.
APOPS directs women to PT every day, take a look at the video about PT and note the APTA Women's Health Division has a direct link on the Healthcare Connections section of the APOPS website.
Google APOPS to find our site and click on the chatroom link on the home page if you have a Facebook account. This group is a mixture of women in multiple stages of pelvic organ prolapse, some have had surgery, some not, plus many healthcare professionals comment in this chatroom. We have an extremely positive, supportive group who share their experiences and provide guidance. We'd love to have you join us!
Quality educational programs on pelvic organ prolapse like this segment by Second Opinion help initiate a change in recognition for an extremely common women's health concern that sadly remains in the closet despite being on medical record for over 3000 years. We need to get to the page where women no longer hide their symptoms in embarrassment and freely approach their health care practitioners for advice and guidance.
Thanks so much for the feedback! I tried to write it in a way that all women could get something out of it. Best thing women can do is pass POP info on to other women so soon ALL women know about pelvic organ prolapse and recognize signs and symptoms.