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Who gets pelvic inflammatory disease?

Risk factors for developing pelvic inflammatory disease include: being sexually active and under 25 years old; having an untreated STI; previously having had an STI; having unprotected sex; having multiple sexual partners, and; having operations involving the cervix (such as the insertion of an IUD, or a dilation and curettage surgical procedure).

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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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