Journal article

A retrospective cohort study examining STI testing and perinatal records demonstrates reproductive health burden of chlamydia and gonorrhea

Torrington Callan, Joseph Debattista, Brooke Berry, James Brown, Stephen Woodcock, Jane S Hocking, Wilhelmina M Huston

Pathogens and Disease | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


Adverse reproductive health outcomes, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubal factor infertility, have been associated with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea infections. These reproductive health outcomes could be complemented by measuring subsequent pregnancies to assess impact on fertility. The study design was a cohort study of women in Queensland (QLD), Australia, using data linkage methods to link chlamydia and/or gonorrhea testing records (including an unexposed group undergoing full blood count tests; 2000 and 2005) with the QLD Perinatal Registry (2000-2013). The cohort included 132 962 women, with 69 533 records of pregnancies. Women in the expo..

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Funding Acknowledgements

WMH acknowledges UTS Faculty of Science for research development funding. This research is supported by an Australian Government Research Training ProgramScholarship awarded to TC. The funders had no influence or contribution to the study design, implementation, or analysis.