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Thousands of people receiving the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) in Western Australia can now save on their water bill. CAPS is an Australian Government program that helps people with permanent and severe incontinence pay for some of their continence products.
“I would encourage anyone with incontinence to get help no matter how long you have had it.”
2020 has been especially heartbreaking for aged care residents, their family and friends, and staff. Australia saw aged care homes record thousands of COVID-19 cases and the majority of deaths around the nation.
Jules Robinson wasn’t afraid to share a huge life experience – marriage – with Married at First Sight TV viewers across the nation. The 37-year-old business owner and Always Discreet ambassador has continued this trend in 2020, this time opening up about her pregnancy and urinary incontinence.
We know that some women have a bigger chance of getting a pelvic organ prolapse. What is the link between your family history and your chance of getting a prolapse?
There is considerable research linking incontinence to depression, including postnatal depression, which affects one in seven new mothers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted healthcare professionals internationally to re-evaluate their clinical care. Urogynaecology Nurse Practitioner Julie Westaway discussed how a previously common test used with female patients is no longer suited to use within COVID Safe practice. 
Prostate cancer is tough to handle at the best of times. Even more so during the “strange time” of a pandemic, as 71-year-old Brian Pegg found out.
What can you expect when you phone the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66? Meet Merrill, one of the Nurse Continence Specialists who might answer your call.
No matter where you are across Australia, the National Public Toilet Map can help you find public toilets. The app and website are perfect for those long road trips or daily local adventures. 

There are some simple things you can look for to check your bowel habits and function. 

WHAT ARE BOWEL MOTIONS? 

Bowel motions are also known as faeces, stools or poo. Bowel habits can be very individual (different from person to person). 

Have you ever wondered why your bladder gets really excited when you get home and put the keys in the door? Or maybe the sight of running water brings on the strong need to rush to the toilet and unfortunately, sometimes, you don’t quite make it? 
Since speaking with Bridge in 2018, model and advocate Anja Christoffersen has made it her mission to show that people with incontinence can live happily and confidently. She’s now 22 and her story has gone from Brisbane to the world, in magazines and medical conferences. She shares what she’s learnt from incontinence and this experience. 
Associate Professor Eric Chung is a urological surgeon in Queensland and an exciting speaker, mentor and research author. His passion is functional reconstructive urology (surgery to repair and restore various damaged organ systems).
The Continence Carer of the Year Award acknowledges the important – but often overlooked – role of the 2.65 million at-home carers across Australia. Many are responsible for the complex role of providing bladder and bowel care.
Caravans, cruises, community groups, volunteering, hobbies, family time, lazy coffees and morning newspaper…the sweet scent of freedom associated with the ‘golden years’ of retirement.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we've all had a taste of what life is like when you can't do the things you want to do. But for many Australians, this is their reality every day.
As someone who works in cancer research, I know how common prostate cancer is in Australia. But it didn’t lessen the impact of my own prostate cancer diagnosis two years ago.
Are you worried about running out of toilet paper and not being able to travel? I’m not talking about COVID-19, but a health problem affecting millions of Australians every day – incontinence.
For men, taking better care of yourself may have an added incentive. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can improve erectile function along with overall health and wellbeing.
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Last Updated: Tue 19, Apr 2022
Last Reviewed: Tue 17, Mar 2020