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Does urinating after intercourse reduce the risk of urinary tract infections among women?

Harris, Lisa M., DO

Evidence-Based Practice: May 2013 - Volume 16 - Issue 5 - p 6
doi: 10.1097/01.EBP.0000540379.68950.14
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Evidence-Based Answer Overall, urinating after intercourse does not reduce the risk of symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) among sexually active young healthy women (SOR: B, cohort and case-control studies). However, there may be some protection in voiding within 15 minutes for women without any history of past UTIs (SOR: C, heterogeneous cohort and case-control studies).

Womack Army Medical Center Fort Bragg Fort Bragg, NC

The opinions and assertions contained herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the Medical Department of the US Army or the US Army Service at large.

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