Table 1

Costs to society from chronic pelvic pain

Healthcare and employment costPersonal cost
United KingdomTotal NHS annual cost = £154.8 million Unsuccessful medical intervention
Approximately 0.6% of total NHS expenditure
Cost due to work absenteeism Social (loss of employment/absenteeism)
Psychological/psychiatric illness
United States Total annual healthcare cost >$2 billion2Psychosexual
Direct cost of medical consultations $9 million per annumOthers