Contraceptive Use and Infection by Chlamydia trachomatis
There seems to be a consensus that chlamydial infection generally spreads canalicularly from the cervix to the tubes. In women in whom such a passage is impossible (such as pregnant women) or in whom the tubes have been ligated, primary salpingitis does not occur. In other women, where intraluminar passage of microbes may be facilitated (such as in women with intrauterine devices, or IUDs), salpingitis occurs more often than in controls (Weström et al., 1976). The use of contraceptives decreased the risk of salpingitis in women with chlamydial cervicitis and diminished the severity of tubal inflammatory alterations (Svensson et al., 1984).
KeywordsOral Contraceptive Contraceptive Method Chlamydia Trachomatis Chlamydial Infection Tissue Cell Culture
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