Assessing risk factors associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in Iranian women: a study in Tehran

AUTHORS

mehri seifoleslami 1 , * , Farshad Heidari 2

1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

2 Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Milad Hospital, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

How to Cite: seifoleslami M, Heidari F. Assessing risk factors associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in Iranian women: a study in Tehran, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2015 ; 13(2):e62603.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 13 (2); e62603
Published Online: May 20, 2015
Article Type: Original Article
Received: January 22, 2015
Accepted: April 13, 2015
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Abstract

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional, descriptive study 1104 women with pelvic inflammatory disease were assessed from May 2010 to March 2011. The data were gathered      by  a questionnaire.

Results: Among the studied women 82.34% were married and 49.37% were 20-30 years old.     Of them 54.89% had their first sexual encounter between the ages of 15-20 years old. 98.10%  had only one sexual partner and 75.54% had not had any new sexual partner one year before     the beginning of study. In 90.22%of cases their spouse had no other sexual partner as well. The number of women experiencing two to three intercourses per week was high (49.37%). Also, 48.46% had one or two previous pregnancies. The most common contraception method was condom (31.06%). Among them, 70.65% had high school diploma or less degrees and 87.04% were in low to middle socio-economic   status.

Conclusion: Pelvic inflammatory disease is more common in married Iranian women aged 20    to 30 years old who have had their first sexual encounter before the age of 20 years old.

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