Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy and Tubal Infertility Following Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections

Joanne Reekie, Basil Donovan, Rebecca Guy, Jane S. Hocking, John M. Kaldor, Donna Mak, David Preen, James Ward, Bette Liu

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia are important causes of pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia also causes long-term sequelae, but the role of gonorrhea is unclear. We followed 300 000 reproductive-aged women for 10 years for ectopic pregnancy and tubal infertility; our findings suggest both infections confer similar increases in risk of these outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1621-1623
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019


  • chlamydia
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • gonorrhea
  • infertility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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