Female anatomy and incontinence in women
Women are more susceptible than men to incontinence due to the nature
of the female anatomy (for example, the female urethra is much shorter
than the male).
Pregnancy, childbirth and female incontinence
The effects of pregnancy and childbirth are known to be a common cause of urinary incontinence in women. Having large babies, four or more children or difficult deliveries makes a woman more at risk. The pelvic floor muscles and ligaments can become weakened and nerve damage can also occur during pregnancy and childbirth resulting in bladder symptoms or female incontinence.
For more information about treating female incontinence and continence products suitable for women, see the following links: