Strategies to prevent bladder infections include:
- Empty your bladder completely while urinating.
- Do not rush to empty your bladder.
- Do not delay urinating when you feel the urge to urinate.
- Practice safe sex:
- Use condoms.
Special strategies to prevent bladder infections in women include:
- Wipe from front to back after urinating: this prevents bacteria around the anus from spreading to the urethra.
- Urinate before intercourse and immediately after intercourse.
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