Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 19th, 1996
It has been estimated that in the United States alone, 7 million episodes of acute cystitis occur annually with cost of care exceeding $1 billion dollars. Several studies have suggested that risk factors for UTIs include: recent sexual intercourse, diaphragm with spermicide, delayed postcoital micturition, and the ABO-blood-group nonsecretor phenotype. These factors, however, primarily have been identified in small case-control studies reporting widely varying risk estimates.
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