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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

BERDASQUERA CORCHO, Denis; FARINAS REINOSO, Ana Teresa  and  RAMOS VALLE, Isora. Las enfermedades de transmisión sexual en embarazadas. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.6, pp.532-539. ISSN 0864-2125.

351 pregnant women who were caught between January, 1st, and December 31st, 1998, were studied as part of a cross-sectional descriptive investigation. A questionnaire was used to collect the infomation and the biological and sociocultural variables obtanied from the medical histories of the pregnant females were analyzed. There was a predominance of pregnant women aged 20-34 with a high educational level and a steady partner. More than 55 % were housewives and more than 90 % of them had had sexual relations before being 20. Moniliasis and trichomoniasis were the predominant diseases followed in a decreasing order by blennorrhagia, herpes simplex, condyloma acuminatum, hepatitis B, syphilis and HIV/AIDS. The surveillance of blennorrhagia in the studied population was not adequate due to a deficient screening of this disease. The distribution of pregnant women with sexually transmitted diseases, according to sociocultural variables, had a behavior similar to the general distribution of them in the total of pregnant women.

Keywords : SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES [epidemiology]; PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS, INFECTIONS [epidemiology]; EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEILLANCE; CANDIDIASIS [epidemiology]; TRICHOMONAS VAGINITIS [epidemiology].

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