Urinary Incontinence: Understanding the Silent Plight of Women

Yasmin Nadeem Parpio, Anmol Minaz, Sonia Ijaz Haider

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Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined as the complaint of involuntary loss of urine. UI affects both men and women but is more common in women. It has been identified as a World Health Organization priority. The burden related to UI at local, national, and global levels is huge and its impact in terms of physical, social, mental, and financial aspects makes it a concerning issue. However, there exist several barriers in terms of knowledge and attitude in seeking healthcare among women experiencing UI. This calls upon a multi-disciplinary approach involving professionals from different disciplines and tackling it with collaborative and collective efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-521
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • Burden
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Pakistan
  • Urinary incontinence
  • World Health Organization


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