Incontinence - Are we treating the symptom or addressing the cause?

A friend recently sent me a photo of this magazine advertisement for Poise bladder leak pad, intrigued by the fact that there’s a national ad campaign targeted at young moms with incontinence. I love that Poise is bringing a common, and often taboo, problem out into the open AND providing innovative, new solutions to help women avoid embarrassing moments of bladder leakage.  However, I also see this as yet another example of our healthcare system failing to meet the true needs of women’s health.

We know that millions of people worldwide are afflicted with urinary incontinence and that it’s twice as prevalent among women than men. https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/urinary-incontinence  While actual statistics vary greatly across studies due to methodological and cultural differences, it is estimated that 1 in 4 adult women in the U.S. experience some form of urinary incontinence. The changes that occur throughout pregnancy and delivery impact the...

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