Candid Conversations About a Common Symptom
In a new partnership with Always Discreet, acclaimed actress Taraji P. Henson is opening up about experiencing unexpected symptoms during perimenopause – including bladder leaks.
“I was experiencing a lot of other symptoms. We don’t talk enough about how women’s bodies continue to change and it leaves us confused, frustrated, and feeling alone,” shared Henson.
Bladder leakage affects 1 in 2 women over 18. Yet over 80% say leaks negatively impact their confidence.
Battling Stigma Through Storytelling
To empower others, Always Discreet created an “I Wish I Knew” video series where Henson and others swap perimenopause stories. They realized bladder leaks were a common, stigmatized symptom.
“I’m passionate about women living confidently and feeling empowered,” said Henson on combatting stigma. 70% of women feel less alone knowing leaks are a shared challenge.
Opening Up Crucial Conversations
With over a billion postmenopausal women expected globally by 2025, Henson stresses that women’s changing bodies remain taboo topics past 40.
“Once you turn 40, we stop talking about being women. Which is so unfair, because I feel like I get better as I age,” she stated.
By boldly sharing her experience, Henson enables more women to understand leaks are normal – and properly address them.