In the rush to become 'open defecation free', cities are taking quick fixes that are making matters worse.
Men spend, on average, around 60 seconds in a toilet, while women spend 90. This is for many reasons, including biology. This leads to a bottleneck that keeps women waiting around to use the loo.
Sit v squat – the big public toilet stand-off.
What it's like trying to use a public loo when they aren't designed for you.
If you want to live like a local when on holiday, you should defecate like one.
Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to go to unless we have to. What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?
More than half of the global population do not have safe sanitation. What is the best way to go about changing this?
Incontinence is frighteningly common.
Millions of people need to be confident that suitable public toilets will be available when they leave their homes. A shortage of such facilities is a serious problem for an ageing population.