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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-52

Association Of C.Trachomatis, G.Vaginalis And Mycoplasma With Intrauterine Contraceptive Device Use

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Meera Sharma

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Genital microbiological flora (Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma ureaiyticum and Gardnerella vaginalis) was compared in IUCD users and non-users. Out of a total of 104 subjects studied, 16 IUCD users and 26 nonusers underwent voluntary tubectomy and hence tubal segments were also studied. No statistically significant difference in the isolation rates of genital mycoplasmas and G. varinalis was observed in the vaginal and cervical swabs of users and non-users. Tubal samples from 16 IUCD users and 26 nonusers did not show any significant difference in the detection rates of C.trachomatis antigen. In none of the tubal segments, G. varinalis and Mycoplasmas could be isolated. This study, thus, showed that IUCD use is devoid of risk of infection in addition to being an effective method of temporary contraception.


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