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

Kjetland EF, Kurewa EN, Mduluza T, Midzi N, Gomo E, Friis H, Gundersen SG, Ndhlovu PD

Journal title: Fertility and sterility

Fertil. Steril. 2010 Sep;94(4):1551-3

PMID: 20149365

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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.