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The prevalence of sexually transmitted disease (STD), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and cervical cancer, and the relation between these conditions were studied in 2111 Ethiopian women. Early sexual activity was associated with an increase in prevalence rates of STD and PID; possible aetiological factors include physical and immunological immaturity of the female genital tract and the number of sexual partners.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Lancet

Publication Date

10/02/1990

Volume

335

Pages

338 - 340

Keywords

Adnexitis, Africa, Africa South Of The Sahara, Behavior, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Correlation Studies, Developing Countries, Diseases, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Infections, Measurement, Multiple Partners, Neoplasms, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Prevalence, Reproductive Tract Infections, Research Methodology, Research Report, Sex Behavior, Sexual Partners, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Statistical Studies, Studies, Adolescent, Age Factors, Antibodies, Bacterial, Coitus, Cultural Characteristics, Ethiopia, Female, Gonorrhea, Humans, Male, Menarche, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms