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151 - Military Women's Urinary Patterns, Practices, and Complications in Deployment Settings

‐ Mar 8, 2013 2:15pm

The entrance of military women into austere deployment environments, traditionally dominated by men, poses unique female genitourinary concerns. Aside from feminine hygiene problems that can increase the risk for vaginitis, there are critical issues related to urination. This presentation provides a brief history of the expanded deployment roles of military women, related urologic issues, and strategies currently being evaluted and tested to reduce the risks of GU complications.

Contact hours available until 3/7/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty/Presenters/Authors have no disclosures to declare.

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No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

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Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial product.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.


  • Described the increasing role of women in the military since the revolutionary war.
  • Describe the challenges regarding living conditions in an austere environment.
  • Discuss Challenges related to female urination and hygiene in the deployment environment.