Hirunews Logo
Caution%3A+STIs+cause+10%25+of+infertility+
Friday, 01 January 2016 - 15:22
Caution: STIs cause 10% of infertility
23,341

Views

Ministry of Health states that Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) cause 10% of infertility among Sri Lankan women.

Director of National STD/AIDS control unit, Dr. Sisira Liyanage says that any unsafe sexual activity carries a risk to spread STIs.

STIs have caused defections in ovaries leading women be infertile.

Doctors claim that pregnant mothers should be very careful in sexual intercourse during pregnancy as it brings certain risks to the fetus.

Meanwhile, 23 pregnant mothers with HIV were identified last year. Necessary treatments were given to secure fetuses being infected by mothers’ HIV positive status.

175000 people have tested their HIV status in last year while 27 young people among 15-25 years have found to be HIV positive.

According to statistics of National STD/AIDS control unit, 225 people have identified to be HIV positive in 2015.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Sri Lanka hit by adverse weather
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 15:17
Sri Lanka's weather pattern has changed a lot now.Experts say it is a result of climate change.Over the last few days, many parts of the island were affected... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
19 Views
6,261 Views
5,950 Views
13,554 Views
243 Views
7,780 Views
Top