Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
You have an increased risk for developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if you:
Use condoms to avoid exposure to sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Some gynecological procedures can increase your risk of PID by introducing bacteria into the reproductive tract. Such medical procedures include:
PID is rare in women who are not sexually active, don't have menstrual periods, are pregnant, or have had their uterus or ovaries removed during a hysterectomy.
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