World Continence Week

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World Continence Week 2021

World Continence Week is instrumental in providing awareness about incontinence and a forum to share research or findings.

Incontinence, defined as the involuntary loss of urine or feces, is a disease that is rarely spoken about. It affects approximately 400 million people globally and has a major impact on health care costs as well as users’ and caregivers’ well-being and dignity.

Access to appropriate solutions not only improves the quality of life of those with incontinence, it also generates value for society.

World Continence Week was created by the International Continence Society (ICS) as an annual initiative aimed at raising awareness about incontinence related issues. It began in 2008 as World Continence Day and now takes place over an entire week in June, through several events and activities to increase education about incontinence and give sufferers the confidence to seek help and improve their quality of life.

At TENA we recognize that we have a responsibility to spark discussions and promote new solutions to improve the quality of life and the health and hygiene standards around the world.

Download our infographic 5 Facts To Break Incontinence Stereotypes