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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 recognize 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.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Vaginal discharge

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