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Urinary Stress Incontinence Information Sheets

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the involuntary leakage of urine during activities such as coughing, sneezing, lifting, laughing or exercising. SUI affects at least 10-20% of women, many of whom do not realize that there are simple, effective treatment options available.

SUI affects the quality of women’s lives in many ways.  Incontinence may limit women’s social and personal relationships as well as limiting physical activity.

These UGSA information sheets are intended to be used as a guide for information of general nature, having regard to general circumstances.
Each sheet reflects information available at the time of its preparation, but its currency should be determined having regard to other available information. UGSA disclaims all liability to users of the information provided.