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Recurrent PID Serious Threat for Teens; Doubles Risk of Infertility in Women - 11/08/2011

Recurrent PID Serious Threat for Teens; Doubles Risk of Infertility in Women

Release Date: November 8, 2011

A study of the long-term consequences of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center shows repeated bouts of the disease can double a woman’s risk of infertility and quadruple her risk of chronic pelvic pain. Teenage girls with recurrent PID also face dire consequences, the researchers found, including a fivefold risk of chronic pelvic pain and alarming rates of infertility.

For additional information: http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Recurrent-PID-Serious-Threat-for-Teens-Doubles-Risk-of-Infertility-in-Women.aspx

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