How to Pee Standing Up


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When it comes to bathroom hygiene, access and safety, peeing standing up is a legitimate concern for many women and trans men. Cristen and Caroline talk female urinary devices (FUDs), from the first lady to patent one in 1918 to why the U.S. government has spent money analyzing FUDs on the market.

Episode Sources:

"Sanitary Protector" http://www.google.com/patents/US1407872

"Gear Review: Female Urination Devices" http://www.backpacker.com/gear/apparel/trail-clothes/category-womens-apparel/gear-review-female-urination-devices/#bp=0/img1

"What You Need to Know About Portable Urinating Devices" http://www.allparenting.com/my-life/articles/970931/what-you-need-to-know-about-portable-urinating-devices

"How to Pee Standing Up" http://ganimede.transboys.info/stp.html

Academic Insights:

"Bathrooms Make Me Nervous: A Guidebook for Women with Urination Anxiety (Shy Bladder)." Carol Olmert. CJOB Publications. 2008. https://books.google.com/books?id=THKq9mT-7toC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Military Women's Urinary Patterns, Practices, and Complications in Deployment Settings." Nancy Steele and Linda H. Yoder. Urologic Nursing. Vol. 33, Iss. 2. 2013. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/806958_1

"P-Mate, a new device allowing women to urinate in the standing position: urodynamic and satisfaction assessment." Gilles Karsenty et al. International Urogynecology Journal. Vol. 19, Iss. 6. June 2008. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00192-007-0536-0#page-1

Topics in this Podcast: health, history, lgbt