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Scientists Sequence Chlamydia Trachomatis Genome
...ion of theupper reproductive tract. The resulting tubal
scarring leads to infertility,tubal pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Chlamydial infection also increasesthe risk for HIV infection. Researchers have found the study of C. trachomatis challenging because unlikemost bacteria, this organism only gr...
FDA clears Berlex Laboratories Mirena (R), new form of long-acting contraception meets need for U.S. women
...ve that is as effective in preventing pregnancy as tubal
ligation (better than 99 percent) and lasts for five years, or until removed. Available for 10 years in Europe, MIRENA has been used by approximately two million women worldwide and will be available for the first time in the U.S. in the first qu...
Hidden toxin gene in chlamydia linked to chronic illnesses
...(STD) and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, tubal
pregnancies and infertility in women. All of these diseases are caused by chronic inflammation at the site of infection, but not all C. trachomatis strains produce this effect. Since the late 1940s, researchers have believed a toxin might cause th...
Infertility treatment versus fertility control: the challenges for developing countries
... STDs damage Fallopian tubes causing blockages and tubal
infertility. "Preventative treatment measures wouldn't be too expensive if integrated into existing family planning and reproductive health programmes in primary and secondary levels of care. But because of the high cost of infertility treatments, I ...
Risk of ectopic pregnancies after IVF declines with age in women with tubal disease
...portion of women with compounding problems such as tubal
disease, which may be contributing to their infert...t when women's Fallopian tubes had been damaged by tubal
disease, the numbers of ectopic pregnancies increased to 6.1% in women under the age of 25, 4.1% bet...
Chlamydia in men now also linked to infertility new findings
... Olofsson. Antibodies in the women were related to tubal
factor infertility (TFI) confirming previous findings that Chlamydia is linked to TFI. But, IgG antibodies in men were not associated with TFI in their partners. "As there was no connection between IgG antibodies in the men and TFI in their partners...