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STD Complications Up Fertilitiy Risk,  Nov 14, 2011

Repeated bouts of pelvic inflammatory disease increase a woman's risk of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, a new study says.This study included 831 women, aged 14 to 38, with mild to moderate pelvic inflammatory disease who were followed for seven years after their initial diagnosis. During the follow-up, 21% of the women had one or more PID episodes after the initial diagnosis, nearly one-fifth were diagnosed as infertile, 43% reported chronic pelvic pain and 57% became pregnant.

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