Can pelvic inflammatory disease be prevented?
Pelvic inflammatory disease most commonly occurs from a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) spreading into the reproductive organs. It is important to recognise the symptoms of an STI, be tested and begin treatment as soon as possible to reduce the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease. It is also important for your sexual partner/s to be tested and treated. To help prevent STIs and pelvic inflammatory disease, it is important to have protected sex by using a condom.