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Stress urinary incontinence in women: a common problem

Stress urinary incontinence in women: a common problem

Women's health

Mike Kirby
MBBS LRCP MRCS FRCPI
Visiting Professor
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC)
University of Hertfordshire

Stress urinary incontinence occurs when sneezing, coughing or laughing causes accidental leaks. It is surprisingly common, affecting one in three women at some point in their lives. This article examines the causes and recommended treatment options; it also reminds you that it can happen in men too!

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