This is My Story, brought to you by the Continence Foundation of Australia, shares the real and raw journeys of Australians who experience incontinence. Join us for each episode as we discuss personal journeys, from the events leading up to identifying incontinence, to the steps taken to address it, and how people have managed. Listen in as diverse perspectives are shared on this common but manageable condition. Let’s start the conversation. #ThisIsMyStory #IncontinenceAwareness -

Please note this podcast contains anatomical and medical terminology.

Opinion Disclaimer: Please note that the views and opinions expressed in these podcast episodes are those of the guests. They do not represent or reflect the official policy or position of the Continence Foundation of Australia. The Foundation does not take responsibility for any ideas expressed during the podcast. 

One of the common misconceptions about incontinence is that it is mainly associated with older age, but today’s guest is here to tell you it can happen to young people too. The first guest in this podcast series is Christin Young who wants to draw on her own lived experience with incontinence to support and help other young people who may be having a similar experience. 

This is my Journey

This episode looks at the male perspective on living with incontinence. Our guest is a man who wrote his story and sent it in to the Foundation. Ian was in his late 50s and began to experience urinary urgency, frequency and incontinence. Ian tells us about his journey which traverses many emotions and frustrations towards mastering his experiences and taking back control of his life.

This can be a situation where others can’t see your struggle whether it’s pain, discomfort or the inability to walk very far, because you look otherwise well.  Today’s guest is Stephanie Thompson who experienced a traumatic childbirth injury and lives with the consequences of pelvic organ prolapse. 

Greg Ryan who was born with a rare congenital condition, imperforate anus, which affects one in 5000 babies. Greg has lived with bowel incontinence all his life and shares his story to help raise awareness and understanding for other people who live with incontinence.


Last Updated: Mon 19, Feb 2024
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020