FREQUENCY OF PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES AMONG WOMEN PRESENTING WITH INFERTILITY
Objective: To determine the frequency of Pelvic inflammatory disease among women presenting with Primary and
Secondary infertility in North West General Hospital & Research center Peshawar.
Study design: Descriptive (Cross Sectional) Study
Place & Duration of study: North West General Hospital & Research center Peshawar study was conducted from
Oct-1st, 2013 to March 30th, 2014
Methodology: A total 149 women with primary and secondary infertility were selected carefully by purposive sampling
according to inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study design.
Results; Results were recorded and then compared with international data. Out of a total 149 infertile women, primary
infertility was present in 57% of women and 43% of women had secondary infertility. Mean age was 27.3+ 9.8 SD.
Maximum number of patients (40.9%) was in age group of 31-40yrs and maximum number of patients (53%) had duration
of infertility of more than 5yrs. 15% in our study participants had Pelvic inflammatory disease while rest of 85%
participant had no pelvic inflammatory disease.
Conclusion: This study was conducted to highlight the magnitude of PID in our local population presenting with infertility.
The results of this study would be a helpful guide for us to illustrate future research and management strategies
for women with infertility.
Key words: Pelvic Inflammatory disease and infertility