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Prevalence and related factors of reproductive tract infection in gongolia village, rupandehi District, Nepal

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Abstract: Objective to determine the prevalence and related factors of reproductive tract infection (RTI) in married women of childbearing age group (15-49 years). Methods cross sectional method was used. According to the World Health Organization (who) syndrome methodology guidelines, the study collected data indicating RTI symptoms in the past six months. The structured interview questionnaire was used to collect data, input the data into EPI data and transmit it to SPSS (version 16) for further analysis. Chi square test was used for statistical analysis. Results among 258 married women, the prevalence of RTI symptoms was 39.9 . The common symptoms reported in the study were low back pain, vaginal secretions and lower abdominal pain. Iregular menstrual cycle, sexual contact during menstruation, marriage below 19 yrs, pregnancy below 20 yrs, high parity, delivery at home, and use of temporary family planning device were significant risk factors for prevalence of RTI symptoms. Conclusion. RTI still remains neglected by married women. Training and education session needs to be carried out to identify the early symptoms of RTI. Awareness about marriage and pregnancy after 19 yrs of age, sex education, delivery at health institution by health personnel, menstrual and personnel hygiene, and use of the condom are needed for prevention of RTI.

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