35163 Developing Novel PID Intervention Strategies for a Vulnerable Population

Wednesday, June 11, 2014: 11:15 AM
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Maria Trent, MD, MPH, Pediatrics/Population, Family and Reproductive Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Despite declines in the overall rates of PID, it remains a common reproductive health disorder that affects young women of reproductive age globally.  Available data suggests that adolescence is a unique developmental period for acquisition and management of PID, that adverse outcomes are more common for adolescents with recurrent disease, and that optimal management likely requires additional clinical support. This talk will specifically address adolescent risk and management in an increasingly cost-conscious health care environment.