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Fact Sheet Library

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Our Fact Sheets are short topical documents. They are all written by the Simon Foundation for Continence and then are  reviewed by medical professionals.  Each Fact Sheet is a  PDF files that you may read online or download and print.

We encourage physicians and all healthcare professionals to print these Fact Sheets and have them available for patients and caregivers in their offices and waiting rooms, or as handouts at educational programs for the public.

Bladder Health in Aging

Bowel Incontinence

Communicating with Your Doctor About Incontinence

Defining Nocturia

The Importance of Diagnosis

The Importance of Water

Incontinence and Emotions

Incontinence: Guidance for the At Home Caregiver

Male Urinary Incontinence

Understanding an Overactive Bladder

The Informer Newsletter (PDF)

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2021 Edition

2017-2018 Edition

2016 Edition 

2015 Edition 

2005 Summer Edition

2004 Fall Edition

2004 Summer Edition

2004 Spring Edition

2003 Fall Edition

2002 Fall Edition

1996 Summer Edition

1995 Fall Edition

1995 Spring-Summer Edition

1994 Fall Edition

1994 Spring-Summer Edition

1993 Winter Edition

1993 Summer-Fall Edition

1993 Spring-Summer Edition

1992 Winter Edition

1992 Fall Edition

1992 Spring-Summer Edition

1991 Winter Edition

1991 Spring-Summer Edition

1990 Winter Edition

1990 Fall Edition

1990 Summer Edition

1990 Spring Edition

1989 Winter Edition

1989 Fall Edition

1989 Summer Edition

1989 Spring Edition

1988 Winter Edition

1988 Fall-Winter Edition

1988 Spring-Summer Edition

1987 Winter Edition

1987 Fall Edition

1987 Spring Edition

1986 Summer Edition

1986 Spring Edition

1985 Fall Edition

1985 Spring Special Edition

1984 First Edition


Managing Life with Incontinence

Managing Life with Incontinence

Managing Life with Incontinence, edited by Cheryle B. Gartley, Mary Radtke Klein, Christine Norton and Anita Saltmarche. c2012.

To order this book, click here. (You will be taken to our sister website for this book purchase.)

This book provides guidance from leading experts about how to take control of your life — even when your life includes incontinence.

In addition, there are chapters on:  Building resiliency – Communicating with friends, family, and health professionals – Overcoming stigma, to name a few.

Whether incontinence is a new diagnosis or something you have lived with for years, whether your leakage is light or heavy, you will find help and inspiration within this book.

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Managing Incontinence

Managing Incontinence: A Guide to Living with Loss of Bladder Control, edited by Cheryle B. Gartley. c1985.

$12.95 (price includes shipping)

This is a book of hope and counsel for those who suffer urinary incontinence, and their families. It is the only book that exists for those who have lost bladder control.

Until recently, incontinent people have typically withdrawn from family, friends, and active living for fear of accidents and public embarrassments. They have become prisoners in their own homes.

Society has not been helpful. Urinary incontinence has been called the last taboo. In an era when every other once closeted subject is discussed frankly in all the media, incontinence has remained in the dark.

This book offers ways for incontinent people to live normal, happy, active lives once again. It offers medical advice, practical help, product information, conversations with others who have been affected with a loss of control, because of disease, injuries, operations, or birth defects; and a biting indictment of the public attitudes that have affected incontinent people. On these pages you will find:

  • Interviews with incontinent people who speak frankly about accidents, isolation, sexuality, and fear of being unattractive.
  • Clear explanations and illustrations of the way the urinary system functions.
  • Psychological strategies for building confidence.
  • Illustrations and descriptions of products for incontinent people, plus an appendix with information from manufacturers.
  • A guide to sexuality for people who are incontinent.
  • A look at public and medical attitudes about people with incontinence.
  • A discussion of the ways our society has treated the subject in the past.


Gaia - I am moreDefeating Stigma Campaign
CD Single: “I Am More” by Gaia Tossing 

$10.00 (price includes shipping)



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Stigma-Free Zone Laminated Sign

Stigma-Free Zone Poster


8″ x 10″


$2.00 (price includes shipping)

Education Programs

I Will Manage Program

I Will Manage – an Educational Program

The I Will Manage program enables healthcare professionals to reach out to those in their communities who have incontinence and provide them with the education, support, and care that can change their lives.  It is a health professional led, community-based, multidisciplinary program to teach people about types of incontinence, and the products, devices, procedures, and medications that are available to them. This program can be the starting point for a support group. The program includes a binder that includes posters, a  PowerPoint template that can be modified for each audience and also includes Word and PDF documents for handouts at a presentation, posters, and marketing strategies.

$50.00 (price includes shipping)