Incontinence Community

Bladder Control On A Flight: What Do You Think?

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
08/22/11  4:34 PM PST

The recent incident with actor, Gerard Depardieu and public urination while on an airplane is a topic of great controversy. In many cases, a passenger is asked to remain seated for several minutes, but their bladder cannot wait. Certain health conditions related to incontinence or urological conditions make it impossible to compromise the need to find a bathroom in a hurry.

Whether an infant or adult diaper is full or a urological leg bag needs to be emptied, access to a bathroom can be challenging in a controlled environment such as an airplane.

Tell us what you think of this situation and how you would handle it.