Lessons learned from developing a Samoan health education video on pelvic organ prolapse

Ramona Boodoosingh*, Uila Lima, Saunima'a Ma Fulu-Aiolupotea, Melanie Dembinsky, Suzanne Hagen

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Pelvic organ prolapse affects an estimated 40% of parous women in developed countries, but there is no prevalence data in Samoa. The impacts of pelvic organ prolapse include urinary incontinence and bowel incontinence, with many women being asymptomatic. Samoan women have high prevalence of risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse, such as obesity and parity. There are non-surgical and surgical interventions for pelvic organ prolapse. Limited sexual and reproductive health education in Samoa hinders women’s knowledge of the pelvic organs and what is considered normal. This short report describes the process of developing and producing an educational video on pelvic organ prolapse in Samoan and English and the lessons learned from the process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Issue number3
Early online date15 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2022


  • education
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • Samoa
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • video


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