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Can children have genital problems?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

It's possible for both male and female children to have genital problems. Genital problems in boys are commonly the results of injury due to sports or other activities. Young boys may also develop other problems, ranging from minor rashes and irritation to problems with the foreskin that may be fixed with surgery. When girls experience genital problems, they're often caused by hygiene problems. Things like wiping from back to front after using the bathroom or leaving balls of toilet tissue in the vagina may lead to vaginal infections in young girls. To reduce the risk of genital problems, children should be taught good hygiene habits from an early age.

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