Journal of Genital System & DisordersISSN : 2325-9728

About Lower Genital Tract Infections

Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) include three types of infection: a) sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, chancroid, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); b) endogenous infections, which are caused by overgrowth of organisms normally present in the genital tract of healthy women, such as bacterial vaginosis or vulvovaginal candidiasis; and c) iatrogenic infections, which are associated with improperly performed medical procedures such as unsafe abortion or poor delivery practices.

Female Reproductive tract infections particularly lower genital infections are widely treated and can occur in the upper reproductive tract, which includes the fallopian tubes, ovary and uterus, or in the lower reproductive tract, which includes the vagina, cervix and vulva.

Male Reproductive tract infections have the following cause’s prostatitis, epididymitis, orchitis, pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis, and urinary catheters.

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