Thu 03, Jun 2021
This World Continence Week, join the call to support more than one million men around Australia who live with incontinence.
The Continence Foundation of Australia has launched the BINS4Blokes campaign – and you can get involved.
Did you know that many male public toilets do not have a disposal bin for men to place their continence products? This can stop men with incontinence from going out to exercise, shop and enjoy other everyday activities.
Incontinence affects 1 in 10 men in Australia, of all ages.
A study of Australian men with urinary incontinence found:
- 50% avoided situations where they could not access a toilet easily
- 57% intentionally kept accidents secret from those close to them
- 27% stated they stayed at home as a precautionary measure
The Continence Foundation of Australia is calling on councils, businesses and sports organisations to join the BINS4Blokes campaign and install incontinence product bins in male toilets. Men with incontinence need to have a comfortable and discreet way to dispose of pads and pants.
“Our hope this World Continence Week is to start getting BINS4Blokes into male public toilets Australia-wide,” says Rowan Cockerell, CEO of the Continence Foundation of Australia.
“We’re going to help Australia find out how common incontinence is in men of all ages.”
The addition of BINS4Blokes to public toilets will help more men live and work with confidence.
Greg Ryan was born with a rare congenital condition called Imperforate Anus, also known as Anorectal Malformation. He has lived with faecal incontinence his entire life and is passionate about raising awareness and understanding of incontinence.
“The BINS4Blokes campaign will impact and change the daily lives of males of all ages who have had to deal with incontinence, mostly in secret. I know BINS4Blokes will be a life changer for me!” Greg says.
The Continence Foundation of Australia is proud to be partnering with Healthy Male, TrueNTH and Men’s Health Down Under for BINS4Blokes.
WEBINAR TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021 6:30pm AEST
MEN, CONTINENCE AND THE PELVIC FLOOR
Join our online panel to look at:
- why the pelvic floor and pelvic floor muscle exercises are so important for men throughout life
- how exercise and prostate surgery can impact the pelvic floor
- the pelvic floor and sexual function.
Register online to attend for free.