Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnant Women

Nadi K Gupta; Christine A Bowman


Women's Health. 2012;8(3):313-321. 

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Future Perspective

More emphasis needs to be placed on primary prevention of STIs with healthcare workers playing a key role in improving awareness and promoting sexual health.

Increasing resistance to antibiotics, including third-generation cephalosporins, will make treatment for gonorrhea more challenging.

Current data regarding the value of screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy is conflicting. More research is needed to identify if certain groups of pregnant women may benefit from screening and treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

Currently, only HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B are routinely screened for in UK antenatal clinics. Further work is needed to evaluate the outcomes of screening for other STIs known to have adverse effects in pregnancy.


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