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Pelvic floor exercises for men

People often talk about the importance of pelvic floor exercises for women. But a strong pelvic floor is equally as important for men, particularly for those with urinary problems.

Pelvic floor exercises aim to improve your muscle tone. A health professional may have recommended that you strengthen your PFMs. Or you might feel that you have or you're at risk of pelvic floor problems.

You should seek help if you're having trouble identifying the correct muscles, or you aren't sure if you're doing the exercises correctly. Continence New Zealand has a list of continence instructors.

Exercising your PFMs can help to:

The following pages have information about pelvic floor exercises for men.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Urology, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed November 2019.

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