Czech officials hope wee bit of fun at urinals will combat men’s cancer
Special mobile toilets with the tagline, ‘Show How Tricky You Are’ are traveling around the country to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Unlike your traditional urinal, these specially-built units come with an interactive game which sees men trying to rack up as many points as they can, which happens the quicker and more you urinate, reported Denik.cz.
The urinal then provides free diagnostics to users by measuring the speed and flow of urine, which are two key methods of measuring the condition of the prostate.
These traveling urinals are being set up at numerous sporting and music events across the country, are free to use and will be accompanied with a leaflet on healthy lifestyles, outlining how men can look after their health.
The STK for Men Fund, founded by Czech badminton player and Olympic champion Petr Koukal, is behind the initiative and hopes adding a little humor into the mix will help raise awareness among men.
“When Czech men start to worry about their health just like they do about their cars, we will win,” Koukal said. “I had never thought I could get sick, but when, at the age of 24, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer, it was a shock for me. The next day I was going to be operated on. My whole life changed that day.”
While two-thirds of Czech men fear cancer, according to a survey by Sanofi Pharmaceutical Company, only a quarter of them have undergone a preventive examination.