20 min

Why do we need a podcast on incontinence‪?‬ Pad Leaks

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur

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.

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.

20 min