Maternal Health and Child Survival: Opportunities to Protect Both Women and Children from the Adverse Consequences of Reproductive Tract Infections

  • Kenneth F. Schulz
  • Joann M. Schulte
  • Stuart M. Berman
Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)

Abstract

Although AIDS, human papilloma virus infection, and other newly identified sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are attracting much attention, we must remain vigilant to the serious sequelae of conventional STDs, especially in areas where traditional “venereal diseases” have not been controlled. The problems currently associated with syphilis and gonorrhea during pregnancy in various parts of the world are strikingly reminiscent of those faced by the Western world in the early 1900s. Particularly compelling is the need to control fetal wastage, prematurity, and complications in neonates caused by reproductive tract infections (RTIs), especially in Third World countries.

Keywords

Bacterial Vaginosis Chlamydia Trachomatis Genital Herpes Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Child Survival 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth F. Schulz
    • 1
  • Joann M. Schulte
    • 1
  • Stuart M. Berman
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of STD/HIV PreventionCenters for Disease ControlAtlantaUSA

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