reproductive tract infection


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reproductive tract infection

Abbreviation: RTI
Any infection of the reproductive organs. The most common causes are sexually transmitted diseases, but infections may also result from bacterial overgrowth or occasionally when instruments used in medical procedures introduce microorganisms. In women RTIs can cause pelvic pain, subfertility, infertility, or damage to the developing fetus. RTIs in men include epididymitis, prostatitis, and urethritis.
See also: infection
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Reproductive tract infections among young married women in Tamil Nadu, India.
Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are perhaps as old as human civilization itself and vaginal discharge is one of the common reason for gynecological consultation.
Participants of the study were women having symp- toms of reproductive tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases (new as well as old diagnosed cases), attending the gynae out patient between 1st and 30th April, 2012.
Moreover, water and sanitation at school, in workplaces and at home need to be addressed to reduce the need for unhygienic practices and reproductive tract infections, in line with Millennium Development Goals 2, 3 and 7.
Sudha S, Morrison S and Zhu L, Violence against women, symptom reporting, and treatment for reproductive tract infections in Kerala state, southern India, Health Care for Women International, 2007, 28(3):268-284.
The study was conducted in the major urban area of the country, the city of Rawalpindi, in November 2001 till April 2002, thus it is named as the Rawalpindi Reproductive Tract Infections Study 2001-2002 (RRTIs 2001-2002).
The unhygienic method of menstruation management accounts for a fairly large number of reproductive tract infections in India and unhygienic toilet habits adds to this problem.
The burden and determinants of reproductive tract infections in India: a population-based study of women in Goa, India.
genitalium infection on reproductive and sexual health and the associated reproductive tract infections, inflammation, and disease sequelae has highlighted the need for diagnostic testing.

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