Sanitary bins added to men's toilets for Prostate Cancer UK campaign - The Malvern Observer

Sanitary bins added to men's toilets for Prostate Cancer UK campaign

Malvern Editorial 22nd May, 2024   0

MEN’S toilets in the Malvern Hills District will have sanitary bins installed in support of a new campaign raising awareness of male incontinence.

Malvern Hills District Council has added the bins to all eight of its public toilet blocks as part of Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Boys need Bins’ campaign.

Signs have also been placed outside the toilet blocks to make people aware there are sanitary bins inside.

According to the charity, one in eight men will get prostate cancer, and some will experience bladder and bowel problems as a side effect of their treatment.

As well as this, in the UK about one in three men over 65 will experience urinary incontinence issues.

The national campaign aims to create change and raise awareness about male incontinence and the need for bins in male toilets.

The campaign asks for the law to be updated and hopes the Government will make it mandatory to have sanitary bins in all male toilets nationally.

Malvern Theatres have also installed the provisions in its facilities.

Councillor John Gallagher, portfolio holder for resources at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We are really pleased to be supporting this campaign.

“It is important men are given access to sanitary bins in public toilets to help and support with any health needs they may have.”

The council’s public toilet blocks are located within Upton upon Severn, Malvern and Tenbury.

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