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  • PID is known as the silent epidemic because it is common and often does not cause symptoms.
  • The sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhoea are the most common cause of PID.
  • Use of condoms with any new partner and regular testing for sexually transmissible infections can help prevent PID.
  • PID can lead to scarring of the fallopian tubes and infertility if left untreated, or with repeated episodes.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2012