Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in the Adolescent Female

  • Vivien Igra
  • Jonathan Ellen
  • Mary-Ann Shafer


Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common serious complication of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Long-term sequelae of PID include ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain, and tubal infertility. Each year, over 1 million women experience an episode of PID, with approximately one-fifth of these cases occurring in adolescent females under 19 years of age.


Ectopic Pregnancy Bacterial Vaginosis Chlamydia Trachomatis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Intrauterine Device 
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  • Vivien Igra
  • Jonathan Ellen
  • Mary-Ann Shafer

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