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Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is an umbrella term including a myriad of conditions including urinary and anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.1 High-impact sports have been linked with an increased risk of developing PFD. For instance, up to 76% of female volleyball players reported urinary symptoms.2
Despite the widespread occurrence and consequences of PFD, it remains under-reported by athletes.1 2 Misinformation, misperceptions and miseducation about PFD for both clinicians and athletes can adversely impact an athlete’s health, care, training and performance.2 3
We aimed to summarise 10 evidence-based truths regarding the athlete’s …
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Contributors Conceptualisation: SG; writing—original draft preparation: SG, TRR and AF; writing—review and editing: SG, TRR, AF and AS; supervision: PP and AF; project administration: SG and TRR. All authors have read and agreed to the submitted version of the infographic.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.