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More than 70 per cent of people with incontinence are women. Don't lose heart - things can get better.

National Conference on Incontinence


Women make up 80 per cent of people who report living with incontinence, with many experiencing problems after childbirth and menopause.

Menopause is a time of change in a woman's life. One of the changes many women notice is increased difficulty with bladder and bowel control.

When you are pregnant you get a lot of advice from many people, but something few people talk about are bladder and bowel control problems in pregnancy and after the birth.

If you are caring for someone with bladder or bowel problems, practical tips and advice are available to assist you with your care. Read more on caring with someone with incontinence.

Find out more about symptoms and what you can do:

How pregnancy can impact your bladder and bowel

How menopause can impact your bladder and bowel

How incontinence can impact on your sexuality