The Significance of Mycoplasma Hominis in Females using Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)

Abstract

AbstractObjective:To study the incidence of Mycoplasma hominis in endocervical swabs of women using intrauterine contraceptive device and to compare it with the incidence of Mycoplasma hominis in women using other methods of contraception (barrier, hormones) as a control.Method: Endo cervical swabs were taken from 260 fertile women (130 of them using intrauterine contraceptive device and 130 using other methods of contraception) and cultured on Hayflick`s agar for detection of Mycoplasma hominis. Results: The incidence of Mycoplasma hominis in women using intrauterine contraceptive device was( 27.6%) in comparison with incidence of Mycoplasma hominis in women using barriers and hormones which was (13%), also the pelvic inflammatory disease rate was (86.1%) in women using intrauterine contraceptive device and positive culture for Mycoplasma hominis in comparison with the rate of pelvic inflammatory disease in women using intrauterine contraceptive device and negative culture for Mycoplasma hominis which was (51%).Conclusion: It is concluded from this study that using intrauterine contraceptive device increases the rate of infection with Mycoplasma hominis among fertile women.Keywords: