Prevention of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Prevention of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) has two major goals. The first is to prevent the morbidity, time lost from work, pain, suffering, and medical costs associated with acute PID. The second goal is to prevent the long-term consequences of PID. Late sequelae of this condition are important medically and to society. Approximately 20% of women are rendered infertile after an episode of PID and the risks of ectopic pregnancy are increased 6- to 10-fold.1 Chronic pelvic pain is another long-term consequence.
KeywordsEctopic Pregnancy Bacterial Vaginosis Pelvic Infiammatory Disease Chronic Pelvic Pain Chlamydial Infection
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