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2021 May 28

Reprod Health



How prevalent are symptoms and risk factors of pelvic inflammatory disease in a sexually conservative population.


Al-Kuran O, Al-Mehaisen L, Alduraidi H, Al-Husban N, Attarakih B, Sultan A, Othman Z, AlShárat S, AlHilali S, Alkouz N, Alibrahim N, AlMusallam W
Reprod Health. 2021 May 28; 18(1):109.
PMID: 34049572.


Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the inflammation of the adnexa of the uterus, that mainly manifests in a subclinical/chronic context and goes largely underreported. However, it poses a major threat to women's health, as it is responsible for infertility and ectopic pregnancies, as well as chronic pelvic pain. Previous studies in Jordan have not reported PID, attributed mainly to the social structure of the country which largely represents a sexually conservative population. Our study aims to report the clinical symptoms that point towards PID and investigate the major risk determinants for the Jordanian population, in a cross-sectional study, using our scoring system based only on clinical data and examination.