Relationship between sexual intercourse and urinary-tract infection in women attending a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases

J Med Microbiol. 1979 Nov;12(4):511-2. doi: 10.1099/00222615-12-4-511.


The prevalence of urinary-tract infection (UTI), diagnosed by examination of a single midstream urine from sexually active women was found to be 6.4%. Significant bacteriuria was most common in women who presented within 24 h of coitus but was not related to the number of sexual partners. UTI occurred significantly more often in women who presented within 4 days of intercourse than in women seen after a longer interval. Whether frequency of intercourse affects the prevalence of UTI remains to be determined.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bacteriuria / epidemiology*
  • Coitus*
  • England
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Time Factors