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Study: STD complication may double infertility risk
USA Today

Repeated bouts of pelvic inflammatory disease increase a woman’s risk of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, a new study says. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) — a complication of sexually transmitted diseases — is marked by inflammation of the reproductive organs. The condition affects more than 800,000 women in the United States each year and one in 10 of them becomes infertile, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.