Effect of age on pelvic inflammatory disease in nulliparous women using a copper 7 intrauterine contraceptive device.
Factors affecting the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in a sample of nulliparous women are tabulated and reported briefly. Life-table analyses were used to calculate net rates for the first segment of IUD use. 871 women were inserted with Copper 7 devices in a 30-month period. The disease was diagnosed in 54 women during the 30 months after insertion, and the disease incidence was highest during the first 6 months (3.4 per 100 women); the rate then fell progressively in each su...Expand abstract
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