'Men need sanitary bins too', GMB delegates told

Posted by Jon Parker-Dean
Sunday 9 June 2024
GMB Trade Union - 'Men need sanitary bins too', GMB delegates told

Men facing incontinence caused by prostate cancer can’t access sanitary bins, GMB Congress heard today (Sunday).

The union congress heard that a third of men affected end up taking sanitary waste products home with them.

Delegates today called for the law to be updated so that sanitary bins are placed in all toilets.

Rachel Webber, GMB delegate, said:

“One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lives

“More than 52,000 men are diagnosed every year on average; 144 men every day.

“Prostate Cancer UK estimates that a third of men affected take their waste products home with them due to lack of facilities.

“We can stand with them and help remove the stigma.”

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