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  • Updated: May 31, 2023

Poor Menstrual Hygiene Cause Of Pelvic Inflammatory Infection — Expert

 Dr Abdullahi Kabiru, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi (ATBUTH), has linked the cases of pelvic inflammatory infection among women to poor menstrual hygiene.

He said pelvic inflammation infections are caused by poor sanitary attitudes among women, especially the use of unclean sanitary pads.

Kabiru disclosed this while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Wednesday, saying other infections likely to affect such women are urinary tract infections (UTI) and vaginal infections.

“Without menstrual hygiene, women are at risk of infections such as the inflammation of the pelvis among others.

“Communities and parents need to be sensitised on the imperative of menstrual hygiene and management to make women at ease and interact freely in society”, he added.

“The social, economic and psychological challenges experienced by women during menstruation can lead to depression because girls and women are stigmatised,” he said.

He stressed that the long-term consequences of the infections could lead to issues around pregnancy.

He, therefore, advocated for access to water, disposal items and friendly menstrual toilets in schools to promote good hygiene during the monthly cycles among girls.

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs.

It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from the vagina to the womb (uterus), fallopian tubes or ovaries.

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