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Training in Research in Reproductive Health/Sexual Health

Studying Infections Related to Sexual Health

Sarah Hawkes

Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Session on March 8 at 9 AM

See also: Epidemiology of RTIs


Learning Objectives

By the end of the session students will be able to:

  • Define the major infections of the reproductive tract and their modes of transmission
  • Describe the importance of these infections at the individual, community and public health levels
  • Describe the major ways of intervening to reduce the burden of disease associated with these infections
  • Describe the major areas for research in relation to infections of the reproductive tract


The session will be predominantly based on lecture material, however, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the main reading materials at all times.

Suggested reading materials prior to the Session

  • Gerbase AC, Rowley JT, Mertens TE. Global epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases. Lancet 1998a; 351 (suppl III): SIII2-4.
  • Wasserheit J. The significance and scope of reproductive tract infections among third world women. Int J Gyn Obs 1989; suppl 3:145-63.