About the bladder

The bladder is an organ that that stores urine (wee).

In Australia, 1 in 3 women, 1 in 10 men and 1 in 5 children have a bladder control problem.

About the bowel

The bowel is a tube-like organ that starts at the stomach and goes through to the anus (back passage).

1 in 20 Australians have a bowel control problem.

About the pelvic floor

The pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs (bladder and bowel, and uterus (womb) in women). When pelvic floor muscles are weakened they can create problems with bladder and bowel control.


Last Updated: Mon 12, Jul 2021
Last Reviewed: Sun 29, Mar 2020