A dangerous silence
Historically, the combination of being a common symptom but also a massive taboo has meant that incontinence has sometimes slipped through the cracks, so to speak.
A group of UK charities, working for conditions where the disease or treatment can cause incontinence issues, found that stigma had a negative effect on research funding and investment. There is also a lack of appropriate recognition in policy forums and political public health discussion. Some things are changing, and the NHS recognises continence and pelvic health in its five-year plan, but the stig