catheter has the same function as a regular
catheter: to treat incontinence. A catheter is inserted
through the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine
after a prostate cancer treatment. The condom catheter
is instead attached to the body in the same manner as
the condom used for contraception. Urine exits the body
and is drained into a bag that is attached to the leg.
Men who are allergic to latex should not use the condom
catheters. Also some doctors argue that a condom catheter
works as a crutch for men who are trying to regain control
of their bladder function.