More than 1.1 million (25%) of New Zealanders experience bladder or bowel control problems .In total, incontinence costs our country around $8.05 billion every year. Broken down, this accounts for $7,000 per person with incontinence per year in health, loss of productivity, informal carer costs and other costs.
New Zealand Continence Association is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people with bladder and bowel incontinence. The New Zealand Continence Association provides professional and public education and promotes research into incontinence and related problems to improve genitourinary health.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Physiotherapy can help. Listen to Susan's story on how physiotherapy helped with her pelvic organ prolapse View video>>
Pelvic Floor Problem? Physiotherapy can help. Listen to Helen's story on how physiotherapy helped with her incontinence (urine leakage). View video>>
Good Morning Show - Let's talk about incontinence - NZ physiotherapists Gill Stotter and Liz Childs... View video>>
Have a listen to our new radio advertisement. Got a leaky bladder? Now you can get help. View video>>
Rory McKernan posed the question to women at the Central East Regional, "Do you pee during your workouts?" Here's what he found out.. View video>>
Watch more videos from Lisa Yates, Fiona Ross, Dr Cathy Stephenson and more. See all videos>>
Updated: See our blog post: "CrossFit gets it wrong - the truth about peeing during workouts"
A Wee Secret - Written by Children's Continence nurse Jacqueline Brown and illustrated by ex-Disney animator Myke Sutherland. Read more>>
Poo Hoo - written by Jacqueline Brown and illustrated Scott Irvine. Now avaliable to order click here
Toilet Tactics kit
Books and Pamplets
A range of books and resources are available from the NZ Continence Association.
Click here to find out more>>
Family Care Radio
Recorder interviews on continence topics.
Make a donation
Our new form enables you to donate to the New Zealand Continence
Try it now, click here>>
Continence Service SpecificationsPlease click here to view the new Continence Service Specifications
Do you have a continence question you want answered?
You can read the questions that others have asked and had answered here.
Continence Awareness Week 2014
23-29 June 2014
Theme - Maternity
New Zealand Toilet MapClick here for the link to NZ Toilet Map>>
Continence Services in New Zealand - History, Services, Costs and Impacts, A Call for Action Paper
Online Continence EducationCareerforce, the industry training organization for Aged Care, Health, Disability and Social Services in conjunction with NZ Continence Association and Carers NZ to develop an online learning programme that carers and paid workers in the sector can access for their own information or as part of their formal qualifications.
Go to http://ilearn.careerforce.org.nz and click on continence.