Dr. Dani Barrington is a Lecturer in the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health within the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Leeds and an Honorary Fellow within the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland. You can follow her on Twitter and learn more about her research.
In this podcast Dr. Barrington shares the importance of recognizing the harms that stigma regarding toileting, incontinence and menstruation have on wellbeing and social participation. She also discusses the ways that these forms of stigma are shaped by access to water and soap, gender norms, and social expectations regulating what are considered 'normal' body functions. Dr. Barrington urges people to start conversations about menstruation, incontinence, and inequitable access to water and sanitation in order to start breaking down the stigma.
Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.