As any colleagues who are supporting the writing for publication process will know it takes forever before anything tangible appears in print. They will also appreciate how much time this can consume in terms of searches, and updates of searches, and this project was no exception. It helps when the consultant you are working with is really personable and when your Norwegian counterpart has done most of the spade work with the initial searches (even if quite a few of them were in Norwegian)

There is something very Victoria Wood about the words “pelvic floor” also known as, lower your voice for this bit, “women’s’ problems”, but it is great to be involved with a research project that is relevant to all women particularly those of a certain age: ie me.

Here is the link to the work, and ladies just keep doing the exercises (with thorough instruction and supervision obvs.)

Bø, K., Anglès-Acedo, S., Batra, A., Brækken, I. H., Chan, Y. L., Jorge, C. H., Kruger, J., Yadav, M., & Dumoulin, C. (2022). International urogynecology consultation chapter 3 committee 2; conservative treatment of patient with pelvic organ prolapse: Pelvic floor muscle training. International urogynecology journal, 33(10), 2633–2667.

Helen Curtis
Librarian, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust