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Welcome to the Continence Foundation of Australia

Make pelvic floor exercises a daily habit

We know that for the majority of over five million Australians who suffer debilitating bladder and bowel incontinence, their leakages can be helped or even cured.

Our Laugh Without Leaking national awareness campaign uses humour to break down barriers for this serious, stigmatised health condition and urges people of all ages and genders to make a simple change to your life for the better.

Make pelvic floor exercises a daily habit. It could be both the prevention and cure for embarrassing leakages that 1 in 4 adult Australians unnecessarily suffer in silence.

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Promoting bladder and bowel health

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. We provide information on funding, referral and products. We also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems. Phone a nurse on 1800 33 00 66 for free advice.

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News

Continence Foundation joins Women’s Health Week as Community Partner

In the midst of World Continence Week, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has announced the Continence Foundation of Australia as a Community Partner for Women’s Health Week, 2-6 September 2019.

New data reveals incontinence affects 1 in 3 adult Australians

A new report on ‘Continence Health in Australia’, released by the Continence Foundation of Australia on the eve of World Continence Week, shows that incontinence affects more than 1 in 3 Australians (38%).
This new data from a nationally representative survey, shows that incontinence is now faced by over 6 million Australians and can cause serious long-term physical and mental health problems if left untreated.

Laugh Without Leaking: Share your personal story for a chance to win

Your story may be funny or no laughing matter, but we want to hear it. Share your story with us for a chance to win great prizes.

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Events

International Children's Continence Society Annual Congress, Hotel Hilton Old Town - Gdansk, Poland

12 Sep 2019

The Annual Congress of International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) will take place in Gdansk, Poland on 12 - 14 September 2019.

National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI) 2019, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

13 Nov 2019

The premier Australian meeting for health professionals working in bladder, bowel and pelvic health returns to Melbourne on 13-16 November 2019 for the 28th annual National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI).

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Local resource centres

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Your local resource centre can provide information, education and advice on bladder and bowel control problems.

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