Non-Surgical Interventions For Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Rural Nepal: A Prospective Monitoring and Evaluation Study

CO-AUTHORS

Joseph R Fitchett, Surya Bhatta, Tenzing Y Sherpa, Bishwo S Malla, Elizabeth J A Fitchett, Arlene Samen and Sibylle Kristensen

SUMMARY

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a major cause of morbidity in Nepal, particularly affecting women in the rural communities. Women with POP in Nepal may suffer from symptoms for decades. At present, the Government of Nepal advocates surgical intervention but access to surgical care is inadequate. This report evaluated the feasibility of a non-surgical public health programme in rural Nepal, and describes risk factors associated with POP in this setting.