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How do hormones affect overactive bladder in women?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Men's bodies are generally better designed to prevent urine leakage. This is because the urethra in men (the tube through which urine flows out of the body) is longer. This helps men to be better able to control their urine flow until they can get to the bathroom.


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