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Urinary Tract Infections in Military Women?

 
 
Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 09:24 am
Should women in the military be banned from combat positions because of increased risk to UTIs?

Do women in combat postions have a higher incidence of UTIs, than women not in these postions? Do military women ( combat or non-combat) have a higher incidence of UTIs than non-military women?

Question stems from rumors circulated by individuals who believe American women should NOT serve in military combat positions.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 04:49 pm
Cripes! Does anyone (other than those with an agenda) honestly think this keeps anyone from being able to fight effectively? Can we next keep people out of the military who get colds?
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 04:55 pm
Now really! Issue everyone cranberry juice and stop quibbling.
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:33 am
Noddy:

Cranberry juice in the war with Iraq? Where would the women find this in the desert?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:37 am
Same place they find their food?

New Haven - you say this is a rumour. On what is it based? How do you expect us to respond to a RUMOUR?
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:46 am
Statements made on Boston radio by military men, who don't believe that American women should be placed in combat roles.

Cranberry juice?

Why not take an antibiotic...It's the modern age!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:51 am
well it seems pretty obvious to me that all women should be kept at home, in the kitchen, close to the cranberry juice.
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:51 am
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? Drunk
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:53 am
dyslexia:

Why not keep American women in the cranberry bogs? Should be good for the cranberry industry.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:55 am
not enough bogs
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:57 am
How about "layering" in the bog regions?
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 07:58 am
I'm now getting an ad on my screen asking me if I have a wristwatch rash!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 08:03 am
im getting an ad that asks me if i want bigger boobs, go figure Wink
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 08:11 am
Bigger boobs?

Why no ads for "boob reduction" on the internet?
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 08:12 am
Similar to "Cures for impotence" and never the reversal.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 08:34 am
if you want to be impotent you have to look inpotent, thats why i always wear a tux.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 08:59 am
people in good tuxes look potent to me.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 09:49 am
There are cranberry capsules. antibiotics are portable too, but if women do indeed get more UTIs at war, why not ration out a couple cran-caps a day to stave it off. I think the biggest factor to UTIs is water consumption. I know that water is limited in Iraq....

I don't think showering has a whole lot to do with it.
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 10:49 am
littleK:

Has anyone run a study determining #UTIs/100 women for women who shower each day and those who shower 1X/week?
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2003 10:52 am
Cranberry juice is a diuretic. If you're a woman in combat in an isolated area without plumbing, would you really want to be taking a diuretic, especially when the enemy is shooting at you?
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