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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 one).
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, 4 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.
Support, options and products
If you're a woman suffering from incontinence issues, try not to worry. You're certainly not alone and there are a number of options available to you. Your first step is to speak to your GP who can arrange a proper assessment. If you have already been diagnosed with incontinence and recommended a product or treatment path, the SecuriCare team can offer ongoing support, product advice and home delivery for your supplies. Just give them a call (on 0808 256 5400 for new customers, or 0800 318 965 if you already use SecuriCare), or click the link below to join the service.
You might also like to read some of the stories written by other women with incontinence, who share their personal experiences in our blog.