STI rate in women on birth control high: Study

What you need to know:

  • The reason, the study states, is that long-acting contraceptives do not require repeated healthcare visits and are probably the most convenient preventive modalities.

  • The trial released last month was conducted over three years in Kenya, eSwatini, Zambia and South Africa.

  • chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis four of the most common venereal infections account for more than a million new cases of curable STIs daily.

Kenyan women on long-acting contraceptives recorded higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, compared to the general population, a new study reveals.


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