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UK Paruresis Trust gains PIF TICK accreditation to become a ‘trusted information creator’

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UK Paruresis Trust has been awarded the PIF TICK – the UK's only quality mark for print and online health information. To become a 'trusted information creator', UKPT had to undergo an assessment showing it met 10 key criteria. This means you can be assured that what you are reading, watching or listening to is evidence-based, understanda...
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Mirror - Man wins £90k after he's sacked over urine sample because he was too shy to wee - March 2022

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Let’s talk about shy bladder syndrome

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Student life promises many things - and most of them exciting. For many young people, it marks their first venture into the adult world and all that entails, from living away from your family, to shopping for food, doing your own laundry and, hopefully, enjoying an exciting new social life. But for the estimated 7% of the population who suffer from...
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UKPT in the News

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Not many people have heard of paruresis. It's frequently called shy bladder, but even people who have experienced it for many years are often unfamiliar with the word 'paruresis'. It's not surprising then that at UKPT we sometimes find it difficult to get ourselves noticed. Social media has helped a lot. And our website and Google have made it easi...
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Silently facing an unmanly thing

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Some men call it 'stage fright'. Many men experience it from time to time – they need to pee, they visit the urinal, but nothing happens. Another day it may be no problem. But for some men, stage fright (aka shy bladder syndrome or paruresis) is a daily fact of life. And a fact which can have devastating effects on their mental health. Social life,...
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