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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;22(4):581-99, v. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.05.001.

Epidemiology of infections in women.

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  • 1Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030, USA. jan.m.risser@uth.tmc.edu


This article describes the epidemiologic profiles of sexually transmitted infections seen in US women. We present a brief description of the infectious agent, describe the epidemiology of the infection among women in terms of race/ethnicity and age (if those data are available), and present what is known about the behavioral risk factors associated with acquisition.

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