Reproductive tract infections (RTis) have become a silent epidemic that is devastating women's lives.
Author: Adrienne Germain
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Reproductive tract infections (RTis) have become a silent epidemic that is devastating women's lives. Each year, thousands of women die needlessly from the consequences of these infections, including cervical cancer, ectopic pregnancy, acute and chronic infections of the uterus and the fallopian tubes, and puerperal infections. For many women, this happens because they receive medical attention too late, if at all. The terrible irony of this tragedy is that early diagnosis of and treatment for many RTis do not require high-technology health care. For the hundreds of millions of women with chronic RTis acquired from their sexual partners, life can become a living hell. Infection is a major cause of infertility, and it leads to scorn and rejection in many countries. These women may experience constant pain, have festering lesions of the genital tract, be at enhanced risk of second ary diseases, and endure social ostracism. The problems associated with RT!s have grown even greater in the past decade with the emergence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS. Preexisting sexually transmitted disease, particularly when associated with genital tract ulcers, raises women's vulnerability to the transmission of HIV 3-5 fold.
This book highlights the impact of genital tract infections on female infertility, male infertility, and even veterinary infertility.
Author: Atef Darwish
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This book highlights the impact of genital tract infections on female infertility, male infertility, and even veterinary infertility. A comprehensive source on genital infections essential for all infertility specialists is now at your hands.
Reproductive tract infections (RTI) are a problem for women in the 3rd World that is ignored by international policy makers, program planners and international donor agencies.
Author: Ruth Dixon-Mueller
Category: Generative organs, Female
Reproductive tract infections (RTI) are a problem for women in the 3rd World that is ignored by international policy makers, program planners and international donor agencies. The author claims that contrary to a growing body of evidence this can be attributed to many misconceptions about RTIs. It is mistakenly believed that few women suffer from RTIs and those that do are prostitutes. The facts indicate the contrary. Gonorrhea alone has been found in 12% of Asian women, 18% of Latin American women and 40% of African women. Other forms of RTI that show a significant prevalence are syphilis, genital herpes, chancroid, genital warts, bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, trichomoniasis chlamydia. Cervical cancer, while not an RTI, is believed to be aggravated by RTIs and of the 1/2 million new cases reported annually, 3/4 of them are in developing countries. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is another RTI that can lead to infertility. Studies on the prevalence of PID are scarce, but in the ones that have been done in Africa, the rate is as high as 20%. This article details women's biological and social risk of RTIs including behavioral factors associated with STDs. The author's final conclusion is that the problem of RTIs has already proved to be significant even with the limited number of studies, performed. It is in the best interest of the women of the 3rd world to further study and begin treating this possibly life threatening problem.