Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_3000

Definition

Reproductive tract infections are infections of the genital tract. They affect both men and women. Some RTIs (such as syphilis and gonorrhea) are sexually transmitted, but many are not. RTIs include endogenous infections, such as bacterial vaginosis, or iatrogenic infections that appear as a result of unsanitary medical procedures.

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