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Chlamydia, The Most Common STD, Doubles Ovarian Cancer Risk

Chlamydia, described as the most common sexually transmitted disease, may possibly double the risk of ovarian cancer, according to new research from the National Cancer Institute.

Over 1.5 million Americans have chlamydia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The STD causes no symptoms, so some people do not even know that they have been infected with it.

Chlamydia Doubles Ovarian Cancer Risk

Researchers have discovered that women who suffer from chronic chlamydia infections carried  twice the ovarian cancer risk compared to women who have never been infected with the STD. The findings are expected to be presented in April at an American Association for Cancer Research meeting.

"Our data is lending support for there being a role of pelvic inflammatory disease in ovarian cancer and the prime cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, particularly in the U.S., is chlamydia infection," said Britton Trabert of the National Cancer Institute in a briefing.

Chlamydia Pills - Bookshelf

Birth Control Pills
95 pages
Birth Control Pills

CHLAMYDIA AND CHLAMYDIAL PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE Most studies show that women who use birth control pills have a higher rate of chlamydia infection than women who use other birth control methods.However, women who use the pill have lower rates of chlamydial pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Chlamydia is easily treated, but untreated PID is one of the major causes of infertility among women. Early studies suggested that the increased risk of chlamydia ...

Health Counseling, A Microskills Approach
312 pages
Health Counseling, A Microskills Approach

Tell clients how to take the medication if they miss a dose. Example: Giving Instructions Counselor: Cindy, let's go over how to take your medication. Your medication is called doxycycline. You are going to take one pill, twice a day, for seven days. Take all of the pills, even if you feel better and you think your chlamydia has gone away. The pills should be spaced about 10 to 12 hours apart . You can take a pill with food or on an empty stomach. This option is the best medicine we can ...

Practical Paediatrics
861 pages
Practical Paediatrics

The commonest pathogen causing PID is chlamydia. Tubal disease and damage as a consequence of PID is a significant cause of infertility, and early diagnosis and adequate treatment is important. For the young woman who is sexually active and is febrile with significant pelvic tenderness, intravenous antibiotics should be used to cover the possibility of polymicrobial infection. The antibiotics chosen should cover chlamydia, Neisseria gonorrhoea and other anaerobic and aerobic ...

64 pages

For the first time, a pharmaceutical company is allowed to market and sell the specially-packaged "morning- after" contraceptive-a combination of birth control pills long known to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, but seldom used. ... Chlamydia. Infections. Nine percent of female Army recruits have chlamydia infections, and the rate is highest among Blacks and teens. Chlamydia, which can cause infertility, has long been recognized as a common sexually transmitted infection, ...

Varney's Midwifery
1386 pages
Varney's Midwifery

The woman should be evaluated for coexisting gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. The woman should be informed of the etiology and course of the infection and given the following instructions: 1. Avoid alcohol intake during treatment and for 24 hr after completion of treatment. 2. If breastfeeding, stop during treatment and for at least 24 hr after. 3. If taking the multiple-dose regimen, take all medication, even if symptoms subside. Wear only cotton underwear for symptomatic relief.

Chlamydia Pills - News

Young in the dark about sexual health
One in 10 men believed the pill protected a woman against STIs such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia, while one in five did not know STIs could affect their fertility. Nearly half of all those surveyed wrongly believed Pap smears for cervical cancer could

Putting Sex back into Sex
• Remember that, for girls, being on the Pill doesn't stop you from getting STIs. • Some STIs such as Chlamydia have no symptoms, so you have to get tested to see if you have it. • STIs can be caught through oral sex, as well as intercourse.

State OK's rules to foil spread of chlamydia
Treatment for most people is relatively simple: one dose - typically two pills - of the antibiotic azithromycin. But disease trackers said teenagers and young adults, who are most often infected, are least likely to seek treatment.

Massachusetts: State OKs Rules to Foil Spread of Chlamydia
Chlamydia is often symptomless, but left untreated can lead to female infertility. Treatment for most patients is one dose (two pills) of azithromycin. Patients diagnosed with chlamydia will now be given a prescription and a fact sheet for each sex

Young people in the dark with sex health
One in 10 men believe the pill protects a woman against sexually transmitted infections, like gonorrhoea and chlamydia. One in five don't know that STIs can affect their fertility. Nearly half of all those surveyed wrongly believe Pap smears for