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"The greatest POP stigma we have to overcome is what is in our own minds."
POPS Facebook Group was founded in the UK by Amanda Anders in May of 2009 while she was experiencing pelvic organ prolapse and navigating treatment options. In November 2011, APOPS invited POPS Facebook Group to become the official APOPS Forum; a location where women could freely discuss their personal POP details and compare notes on symptoms and treatments without being judged, regardless of their choices of non-surgical or surgical treatment, with or without mesh. The vision for this forum is women sharing insights with others newly diagnosed with POP. Our global community includes women from late teens through end of life, all races, nationalities, and socioeconomic sectors. Our members are women newly diagnosed, women suspecting they have POP, women utilizing non-surgical treatments, women heading into surgery, women post surgery, as well as healthcare professionals, each sharing insights in a non-judgmental environment.
Our forum is a closed, secure Facebook based environment; our administrators closely screen new members and initiate private message communication prior to allowing entry (NOTE: if you ask to be admitted and feel you haven't gotten a response, please check your "other" Facebook folder, messages between people not connected in FB get sent here), and continually screen to maintain a calm, nurturing space and to protect the privacy of our members. POPS is a woman only forum. We do not allow marketing of merchandise or treatments.
APOPS mission is to establish global awareness and understanding of pelvic organ prolapse, to assist and support women in any stage or type of POP with compassion, and to encourage support and health guidance for women within both developing and developed regions of the world.
With the strength and determination women bring to the table, we will change the mindset of the world at large regarding pelvic organ prolapse from a common female health concern that gets little acknowledgement to a widely recognized condition that is addressed in terms of routine screening, early diagnosis for less aggressive treatment, and maintenance for continuing quality of life. With your help, we can change the world. Click on the link at the top or bottom of this page to join the conversation!