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Genitals and Urinary Tract

The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, and the bladder while the genital system includes the reproductive organs. While urinary tract infections are common in young children, there are other illnesses or diseases that can affect these areas of the body as well.

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Urinary Tract Infections in Teens

The culprit behind most urinary-tract infections (UTIs) is Escherichia coli (E. coli), a bacteria that resides in the intestinal tract. Young women develop urinary-tract infections at more than three times the rate of young men.