First coitus before menarche and risk of sexually transmitted disease

M E Duncan, G Tibaux, A Pelzer, K Reimann, J F Peutherer, P Simmonds, H Young, Y Jamil, S Daroughar

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Abstract / Description of output

The prevalence of sexually transmitted disease (STD), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and cervical cancer, and the relation between these conditions were studied in 2111 Ethiopian women. Early sexual activity was associated with an increase in prevalence rates of STD and PID; possible aetiological factors include physical and immunological immaturity of the female genital tract and the number of sexual partners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-40
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number8685
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 1990

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Coitus
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Ethiopia
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Menarche
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms


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