Infertility in Central Africa: infection is the cause.

  title={Infertility in Central Africa: infection is the cause.},
  author={M Collet and J R Reniers and Eithne Frost and R. J. A. Gass and F Yvert and Anne Leclerc and C Roth-Meyer and Bernard Ivanoff and Andr{\'e} Z Meheus},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={26 3},
Determinants of infertility were studied in 340 women in Eastern Gabon, an area situated in the "infertility belt" of Central Africa. Fallopian tube occlusion was diagnosed in 82.8% of cases, showing the importance of infection-related causes. Women with tubal occlusion did not differ significantly from women with normal tubes in obstetrical history or prevalence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis on endocervical culture. Antecedents of pelvic inflammatory disease or a pelvic… CONTINUE READING

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