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Managing infertility in general practice must include screening for sexual infections

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1526
  1. Andrew J Winter, Specialist registrar,
  2. Sameena Ahmad, Consultant in genitourinary medicine
  1. Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Whittall Street Clinic, Birmingham B4 6DH
  2. Bolton Centre for Sexual Health, Bolton BL4 0JR

    EDITOR—Hargreave and Mills failed sufficiently to emphasise the importance of sexually transmitted infections in their review on investigating and managing infertility in general practice.1 Genital tract infection with Chlamydia trachomatisis a major risk factor for subsequent tubal infertility.2 Many episodes of tubal infection can be asymptomatic3; those patients who have appreciable pelvic inflammation are …

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