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2021 Apr 09

Sex Health

Diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease and barriers to conducting pelvic examinations in Australian general practice: findings from an online survey.


Bittleston H, Coombe J, Temple-Smith M, Bateson D, Hunady J, Sanci L, Hocking JS, Goller JL
Sex Health. 2021 Apr 09.
PMID: 33832551.


Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is under-diagnosed globally, particularly in primary care, and if untreated may cause reproductive complications. This paper investigates PID diagnosis by Australian general practitioners (GPs) and barriers to their conducting a pelvic examination.