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This site discusses Urinary Tract Infections, where they are found, what things can cause them, some of the complications that can occur, prevention and cures, and some other conditions that can be mistaken as UTIs. It also offers additional helpful resources on urinary tract infections to help you learn more.
Anyone can get a urinary tract infection, but some people are more susceptible than others. Girls and women, boys and men. In newborn babies, more boys than girls have these infections. After age 1, girls are about 10 times more likely than boys to have urinary tract infections.
UTIs in Women
The chances of developing a urinary tract infection are much higher in women than in men until around age 60, when the chances of having such an infection start to be equal for both sexes. It is estimated that almost half of all women will have at least one urinary tract infection in their lifetime.
UTIs in Men
Most urinary tract infections in men involve the prostate gland. A man who has an inflamed prostate (prostatitis) may not be able to urinate even when his bladder is full. From ages 20 to 50, women are about 50 times more likely than men of the same age to have urinary tract infections.
Age, sex, body makeup, sexual practices, and health can all affect a person’s chances of developing urinary tract infections.