Many women struggle with urinary incontinence. It’s uncomfortable and embarrassing. And worse, it’s linked with other health problems. Women can become dehydrated when they limit fluids to avoid leakage. They can also become socially isolated and depressed.

“Women stay home due to fear of not being able to find a bathroom close by, or fear having an accident in public,” says Salpi Salibian, director of program development for Hoag Hospital’s Pelvic Health Program in California.