Incontinence is the involuntary loss of either urine (urinary incontinence) or faeces (faecal incontinence).

A large proportion of adult women have urinary incontinence. There are two main types of urinary incontinence – Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence.

The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), which is dedicated to global advancement of urogynecological knowledge and patient care through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor, has a number of useful factsheets available to download on their website.