Assessment of awareness of pelvic inflammatory disease among female medical students in Kampala International University western Campus

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Pelvic inflammatory disease affects more than one million women worldwide and the rate is highest with teenagers and first time mothers. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) causes over 100,000 women to become infertile each year. The objective of the study was to determine the level of awareness of PID among female students in KIU-WC who were pursuing Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in the age range of 18-30 years. A cross-sectional study was done and random sampling method and 200 participants were randomly selected and were given standardized questionnaires. The results obtained showed there was increased awareness about P.I.D among the students with increasing exposure to medical knowledge that is 6th year students were well informed about P.I.D than the 2nd year students. It was concluded that government and all health facilities need to improve the awareness of PID among the population and also improve the availability of S.T.Is treatment
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry of in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
Pelvic inflammatory disease, Female medical students