|Where There Is No Doctor - A Village Health Care Handbook (Hesperian Foundation, 1993, 516 p.)|
|Chapter 18 - THE URINARY SYSTEM AND THE GENITALS|
1. Keep the genital area clean. When you bathe (daily if possible) wash well with mild soap.
2. Urinate after sexual contact. This helps prevent urinary infections (but will not prevent pregnancy).
3. Be sure to clean yourself carefully after each bowel movement. Always wipe from front to back:
Wiping forward can spread germs, amebas, or worms into the urinary opening and vagina. Also take care to wipe little girls' bottoms from front to back and to teach them, as they grow up, to do it the same way.