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We are seeking 3-6 volunteers to contribute to the development of a systematic review and meta-analysis on the impact of childbirth on pelvic floor reconstructive surgery outcomes.

Many epidemiological studies have recognized age as a significant and independent risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence (UI). Reconstructive pelvic floor surgeries aim to improve women’s quality of life and are performed even at a relatively young age. Moreover, it has been reported that one in four women experience subjective POP recurrence and/or re-treatment.

Many clinicians consider a future pregnancy as a relative contra-indication for pelvic reconstructive surgeries and would recommend either postponing surgery or caesarean delivery for a woman who has already had a surgical procedure for pelvic floor prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Scientific evidence to substantiate such recommendations is scarce.


This project is expected to begin in December 2020 and conclude by November 30, 2021.

Contributor Expectations:

  • The manuscript will be developed using a collaborative process that requires regular communication via email, possible conference calls, and completion of assignments.
  • Contributors will produce and deliver all completed assignments and required information on or before the agreed deadlines.
  • Contributors will disclose all potential conflicts of interest (see Conflict of Interest Policy here). 

How to Apply:

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by 11:59pm CDT on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

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