LIFE WOULDN’T BE MUCH FUN IF YOU WERE AFRAID TO LAUGH.
Sometimes the pelvic floor doesn’t work like it should—and you can leak urine when you jog, sneeze, or laugh. From smarter treatments for pelvic floor disorders to safer contraception, we’re transforming the quality of women’s lives every day.
We are leading the research in female pelvic medicineWatch Video
SPOTLIGHT ON: PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS
An estimated one in four women over the age of 18 experience urine leakage.
- Many pelvic floor disorders go undiagnosed and untreated because women are too embarrassed to ask their doctors for help.
- Pelvic floor prolapse—which occurs when ligaments, muscles, and nerves are weakened over time—causes bladder and bowel control problems, pelvic pressure, and lower back pain.
- About half of all women over 50 suffer some degree of pelvic prolapse.
WHAT MAGEE SCIENTISTS ARE DOING
- We are leading the research in this relatively new area of pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
- We are pioneering safe, durable treatments for pelvic floor symptoms, transforming the quality of women’s lives and relationships.
- We are determining the role of genetics in pelvic floor prolapse so we can provide smarter treatments.
Clinical Research & Trials
For over two decades, we have dedicated our clinical research studies and clinical trials to improving the health care of women, men, and infants everywhere. Our research would not be possible without the generous participation of many study volunteers.Learn More
Dr. Pamela Moalli investigates the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Her three main areas of research include the use of biomaterials in urogynecologic procedures, defining mechanisms of failure after reconstructive pelvic surgery, and defining mechanisms of maternal birth injury.
As a member of the Center for Family Planning Research, Dr. Chen oversees clinical trials related to the development of new contraceptive methods. The goal of her research is to develop safe, easy to use, and more effective ways to prevent pregnancy.