NICE is committed to promoting equality, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people with particular protected characteristics and others. In producing guidance and advice, NICE aims to comply fully with all legal obligations to: promote race and disability equality and equality of opportunity between men and women, eliminate unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, disability, age, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity (including women post-delivery), sexual orientation, and religion or belief (these are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010).
This Urethrotech UCD is designed for catheterisation in men only, and cannot be used for women. The device can only be used in people who have a penis, so it may be unsuitable for some people who identify as men.
Acute urinary retention is more common in older men.
Age and sex are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.