Journal article

Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy and Tubal Infertility Following Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections.

Joanne Reekie, Basil Donovan, Rebecca Guy, Jane S Hocking, John M Kaldor, Donna Mak, David Preen, James Ward, Bette Liu, undefined Chlamydia and Reproductive Health Outcome Investigators

Clinical Infectious Diseases | Published : 2019


Gonorrhea and chlamydia are important causes of pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia also causes long-term sequelae, but the role of gonorrhea is unclear. We followed 300 000 reproductive-aged women for 10 years for ectopic pregnancy and tubal infertility; our findings suggest both infections confer similar increases in risk of these outcomes.