Trichomoniasis Vaginalis in Women Attending Family Planning Unit inAL-Liqa'a Hospital.

Authors

  • Hatham Khalil Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, AL-Mustansiriya University.Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Azhar Al-Kuraishi Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, AL-Mustansiriya University.Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Usama AI-Naimi Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, AL-Mustansiriya University.Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Suhai AI-Naimi Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, AL-Mustansiriya University.Baghdad, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24996/

Keywords:

Trichomoniasis, women, family planning unit

Abstract

The prevalence and the incidence trichomoniasis and other sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) correlated with risk factors among women attending family
planning unit in AL-Liqa'a Hospital are determined. Two hundred and fifty (250)
women complaining vaginal discharge were examined for the period from October
2010 till September 2011. From each women full history was taken including age,
duration of marriage, residence, occupation, previous history of vaginal discharge
and any history of STIs. Vaginal swabs tested microscopically and cultured on
appropriate media. Trichomoniasis was detected in 18 (7.2%) out of 250 women
included in this study. STIs were estimated in 58 (23.2%) women, and
trichomoniasis represented about 31.0% of them. Forty women (69.0%), out of 58
infected women were found to be infected with other than parasitic pathogens. The
highest rate of STIs was found in age between (25-29) years (32.8%). The highest
rate of infection with Trichomonas vaginalis was found at two age intervals (25-29)
and (30-34) years old (27.8%). There was a significant differences in the marriage
age, occupation (house wives vs. employed), and the numbers of the sexual contact /
week between the STIs infected women and uninfected women, while there was no
significant difference among women infected with T. vaginalis and those infected
with other STIs. The effect of other factors was also discussed. Finally
Trichomonas vaginalis in women in Baghdad is one of the important STIs with a
high prevalence.

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Published

2024-03-26

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Biology

How to Cite

Trichomoniasis Vaginalis in Women Attending Family Planning Unit inAL-Liqa’a Hospital. (2024). Iraqi Journal of Science, 53(4), 747-754. https://doi.org/10.24996/

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