Urinary Incontinence: For Some, A Fate Worse Than Death


Published 6/1/18

This PowerPoint slide deck by SWHR’s Interdisciplinary Network on Urological Health in Women highlights the impact of urinary incontinence (UI) on women, including the high prevalence in women, the stigmatization of the condition, the effects on quality of life, and the economic burden. The presentation concludes that more research should be done to understand the reasons why women who suffer with urinary incontinence are hesitant to seek care as well as how women can achieve and maintain a healthy bladder.

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