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.
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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.
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Monitoring the incidence of meningococcus reproductive tract infections and genetic characterization are necessary to determine the magnitude and clinical role of these infections.
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