Warning to thousands of women over STI that could lead to infertility

Women have been warned about the spread of an increasingly dangerous 'stealth' sexually transmitted infection that makes women infertile.
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In this study, we carried out a screen to identify C. trachomatis genes important for recovery from IFNγ- and/or penicillin-induced stress. We found that ptr, encoding a poorly characterized secreted protease, is required for rapid recovery from IFNγ- but not penicillin-induced stress. Materials and Methods Cell Culture, Infection and C. trachomatis Strains HeLa (CCL-2, ATCC) and Vero cells (CCL-81, ATCC) were cultured in high glucose Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium (Gibco) supplemented with 10% FBS (Natocor) without antibiotics in 5% CO2 at 37°C in a humidified atmosphere. Cells were rout...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Research on gonorrhea finds similar risks for ectopic pregnancy, tubal infertility as chlamydia
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Ertan SaridoganAbstractGynaecologists are frequently involved in the management of conditions which may result in reduced fertility or treatments they administer can lead to infertility. Sexually transmitted infections and pelvic inflammatory disease are the most common cause of tubal damage, gynaecologists can play an important role in the identification and early treatment. Pelvic surgery for conditions such as leiomyoma, ovarian cysts and endometriosis can lead to pelvic adhesions and iatr...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract Fertility awareness, or general knowledge about one's fertility, is low in adolescents and in adult women as well. Misconceptions about reproduction contribute to high rates of unplanned pregnancy in the United States, as well as delayed childbearing and infertility. Alhough primary care providers caring for adolescents have historically focused on contraception and reduction of sexually transmitted infections during their sexual and reproductive health conversations with adolescents and young adult women, fertility awareness counseling would help these women optimize their future fertility and make infor...
Source: Pediatric Annals - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Ann Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In men, regimens with azithromycin are probably less effective than doxycycline for microbiological failure, however, there might be little or no difference for clinical failure. For women, we are uncertain whether azithromycin compared to doxycycline increases the risk of microbiological failure. Azithromycin probably slightly reduces adverse events compared to doxycycline in men and women together but may have little difference in men alone. We are uncertain whether doxycycline compared to ofloxacin reduces microbiological failure in men or women alone, or men and women together, nor if it reduces clinical f...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
This study sought to determine the frequency of filled prescriptions for adolescents prescribed antibiotics for outpatient management of STIs and identify factors associated with prescription filling.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study demonstrate that there is an association between hrHPV infections in the UGT with infertility, particularly with endometriosis. It also show a possible continuum hrHPV infection, from LGT to UGT. It suggest future larger studies that could fully investigate the role of hrHPV as an eventual cause of endometriosis and infertility.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Infertility considered as a social and public health issue and estimated that the most of these infertile couple are residents of developing countries. Infectious diseases including the history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may impact on male reproductive function. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of bacterial contaminants of semen and probable association with sperm quality of infertile men in Iranian population. Methods: The study population consisted of 200 infertile men and 150 fertile men attending to an infertility Center in southwestern Ira...
Source: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Infect Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
Reproductive health for teens has primarily focused on preventing or delaying pregnancies (and sexually transmitted infections [STIs]) rather than treating infertility. There continues to be millions of teen pregnancies per year (Martin,  Hamilton, Osterman, Curtin,&Mathews, 2015), many intended by females and/or their partners, especially in developing countries where adolescent parenting is commonplace to the cultural norms (Haimov-Kochman,  Imbar, Farchat, Bdolah,&Hurwitz, 2008). In the United States, there is evidence in media reports (e.g., the Massachusetts pregnancy pact [Kingsbury,  2008] and...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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