A Systematic Review of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Female Pelvic Floor Disorders. Urology Gonzalez, D. C., Khorsandi, S., Mathew, M., Enemchukwu, E., Syan, R. 2021


Numerous studies have investigated the influence of health disparities among women with pelvic floor disorders with varied results. Racial/ethnic disparities, in particular, inconsistently indicate differences in prevalence of disease, disease severity, and treatment outcomes. We aim to review the body of literature examining racial/ethnic disparities in pelvic floor disorders, including overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and interstitial cystitis. A better understanding of these disparities may help guide clinicians, researchers, and advocates in providing improved education, outreach opportunities, and access to care in minority women with pelvic floor disorders.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.urology.2021.09.018

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