Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are being increasingly recognized as a serious global health problem with impact on individual women and men, and their families and communities. RTIs can have severe consequences, including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain, miscarriage, and increased risk of HIV transmission. For effective prevention and management of RTIs, accurate information is necessary and should be widely available. In addition to a brief introduction to RTIs, this document contains 13 factsheets addressing medical and social issues on a variety of topics related to RTIs. The document, produced by the Population Council with support from the Ford Foundation, aims to present up-to-date information related to RTIs in a clear and accessible manner. The factsheets are designed for health promoters, program managers, and service providers, and for anyone else involved in the dissemination of health information.
"Reproductive tract infections: A set of factsheets." Bangkok: Population Council, 1999.
Frontiers in Reproductive Health