What are pelvic floor problems?
Pelvic floor problems are very common. Many women suffer from these embarrassing problems during their lives. Figures speak for themselves: more than 50% of pregnant women have urine leakage during pregnancy; in one in three moms it remains a problem after pregnancy; one in eight experience feacal leakage after childbirth; and half of the women have a certain degree of pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic floor problems are diverse, some women have complaints of urinary leakage, others from the difficulty in holding up gas, but also pain complaints and sexual problems are never "normal".
Online platform 'The pelvic floor'
Although these pelvic floor problems are common, there is still a large taboo to talk about them. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Antwerp and the UZA wants to change that by launching the online platform 'The Pelvic Floor'.
The online platform consists of informative blogs, links to the right informative websites and compelling testimonials from women. The goal is to provide honest and accessible information, to raise awareness about these problems and break the taboo. By empowering women with qualitative education and insights, they aim to improve help-seaking behavior, and improve the prevention and treatment of these problems.
Support this project
And did you know that donations of 40 euros or more and which are donated in 2020, are 60 % tax deductible? This is an extra incentive to provide maximum support to the Pelvic Floor Platform.
Here’s how you can contribute.
Step 1 - Donation
There are two ways to donate:
- By bank transfer to bank account number BE42 7310 4624 7854 in the name of 'Universiteit Antwerpen'. Be sure to mention 'fiscaal attest' (tax certificate) and your preferred destination, in this case: 'Pelvic Floor platform', in the communication field.
- By online payment, where you can indicate your preferred destination straight away.
Step 2 - Donation form
In order to allocate your donation correctly, we recommend you to also send us the donation form where you indicate your preference for the destination of the amount again.
Send the filled in form:
- digitally: email it to firstname.lastname@example.org ( a scan or photo are sufficient)
- by post: Universiteitsfonds Antwerpen - Middelheimlaan 1 M.A.223 - 2020 Antwerpen