Men have said that American women in the combat field would have to go for 7+ days without a shower. They ( medics ) have claimed that female anatomy makes women prone to UTIs , which could then disable women , thereby decreasing their efficiency on the battle field.
Did Jessica Lynch have a UTI?
Onw way to avoid UTIs for a woman in combat is to use alcohol wipes, when showers are not an option.
As far as carrying cranberry juice containers into combat, how could any soldier possibly carry anything more than what they're carrying?