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About 15% of women of childbearing age in the United States report having pelvic pain that lasts at least 6 months. Among them, about 15% of employed women have pain that is severe enough to cause them to miss work.1


  1. Mathias, S. D., Kuppermann, M., Liberman, R. F., Lipschutz, R. C., & Steege, J. F. (1996). Chronic pelvic pain: Prevalence, health-related quality of life, and economic correlates. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 87, 321–327. [top]

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