Continence is the ability to have control over bladder and bowel function voluntarily.
Most people establish continence in childhood.
Some people are born with issues that prevent them from establishing continence or maintaining continence.
Some develop incontinence during their life.
According to a report released by the continence foundation in 2019, Almost one-third of Australians (31%) indicated that they can lose control of their bowel or bladder on occasion and 10% indicate that they frequently lose control of their bladder or bowel. Incontinence can be treated and managed and in many cases, it can also be cured.