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Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep;94(4):1551-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.12.050. Epub 2010 Feb 10.

The first community-based report on the effect of genital Schistosoma haematobium infection on female fertility.

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Centre for Imported and Tropical Diseases, Department of Infectious Diseases Ullevaal, Oslo University Hospital, Medical Faculty, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.


A cross-sectional study in an Schistosoma haematobium endemic area of rural Zimbabwe examined 483 resident women between the ages of 20 and 49 years who were interviewed about fertility. S. haematobium ova in genital tissue was found to be significantly associated with infertility.

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