A group of councillors and local representatives in Merton are reviewing incontinence amongst women of child bearing age. This is known to affect up to one third of women but they are unlikely to speak out because of embarrassment or fear of not being taken seriously. Although this is not a life threatening condition we know that it can have a big impact on people’s lives.
Incontinence can affect anyone but we hope that if services are improved among this group, it will reduce the condition in older people where it is most prevalent and improve continence services in Merton generally.
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