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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.


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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