Seeking to dismantle the stigma of incontinence, this padcast rethinks society from the perspective of leaking bodies. We discuss urine and feacal leakages from a whole variety of perspectives, from the micro-level of individual experiences to its macro-impacts on political economies. We explore the treatments available, and introduce folks to different continence management technologies and their markets. We discuss the future of these health technologies – and the increasing need for ecologically sustainable inventions. The padcast is part of a research project “Emergent un/sustainabilities of care: The global political economy of the adult incontinence pad”, led by Dr Tiina Vaittinen and funded by the Academy of Finland and Kone Foundation.
In the third episode of Pad Leaks (recorded over a year ago), Tiina Vaittinen discuss with Dr Christopher Chatterton. Chris is our colleague in the Pad Project, but also a coauthor in the International Continence Society (ICS) report on the terminology for “single‐use body worn absorbent incontinence products” that was published in Neurourology and Urodynamics in 2020. In this episode, we discuss with Chris, what this report was about, and what the term “single-use body worn absorbent incontinence products” refers to. We also discuss the power of stigma in talking about continence products, and how the stigma operates differently in different contexts – and different languages.
There are ways to restructure societies, so that people living with faecal incontinence can live good lifes with the condition – but where to start? Interview with Dr Lesley Dibley, Reader in Nursing Research and Education at the University of Greenwich, UK.
Music: Purpleplanet.com (Cobwebbed, A Fresh Start, Vision of the Future). Effects: Soundbible.com (Girl Pees in Toilet by Mike Koenig, Flushing the Toilet). Graphics: Teija Hakala.
Incontinence is a common health condition, but why don’t we know anything about it? In this first episode of the Pad Leaks podcast, researcher Tiina Vaittinen introduces the show and leaks the reasons for making it.
Music: Purpleplanet.com (Cobwebbed; Clear Vision); Youtube Audio Library (Potato Deal). Sound effects: Soundbible.com (Girl Pees in Toilet by Mike Koenig; Water Drops by Daniel Simon; Flushing the Toilet). Graphics: Teija Hakala.
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