Male partners of women with pelvic infection should be traced

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7005.630a (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:630
  1. Angela J Robinson,
  2. Philip Kell
  1. Consultant genitourinary physician Consultant, Archway Sexual Health Clinic Camden
  2. Islington Community Health Services Trust, London WC1E 6AU

    EDITOR,--Minerva asks “Should the male partners of women with pelvic infections be referred for contact tracing?” and concludes that, although the concept “may seem a good idea,” it is impractical.1 We believe that, however difficult, it must be tackled.

    The evidence is unquestionable. Kinghorn et al showed that, of 34 male contacts of women with acute salpingitis, 30 had urethritis.2 They concluded that male contacts should be routinely investigated irrespective …

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