International Journal of Progressive Research in Engineering Management and Science
(Peer-Reviewed, Open Access, Fully Referred International Journal)

ISSN:2583-1062 or +91-9098855509
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The prevalence of infectious vaginitis and risk associated among women of reproductive age in Nigeria. (KEY IJP************247)

  • Iorkosu, Tyover Samuel,Sadiq Abubakar Mohammed


Vaginal infection sign is found to cause extreme anxiousness as well as distress to women, affecting heavily on their sexual and also social lives. Women with Infectious vaginitis may notice Itching, burning, redness or soreness of the genitals; Discomfort with urination; A change in their vaginal discharge (i.e., thin discharge or increased volume) that can be clear, white, yellowish, or greenish with an unusual fishy smell, feeling stigmatised, experiencing lowered self-confidence and infertility. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of infectious vaginitis among women of reproductive age in Nigeria using open access on internet publications. This was done through searching on the prevalence of vagina infection or sexual transmitted disease. Using this method, many scholarly works on the prevalence of vaginitis were found upon which the findings was deduced. It was found that the prevalence of vaginitis infection is relatively higher in sexually active women from the age of 11-45. The parasite resides in the females lower genital tract and the male urethra and prostate. It was found that there was shortage of effective treatment of this disease particularly in local area. The high cost of treatment was identified as a bottleneck for the treatment of the infection. Considering the high prevalence of infectious vaginities in Nigeria, it was recommends among others that The healthcare centre in all the local government should be well equipped intense of drugs that can effectively treat this disease. The stakeholder, government and non-governmental organization should subsidise the treatment drugs. This could encourage the victim in patronizing the medical health facilities.Key words: Prevalence, Infectious Vaginitis, Women, Reproductive age, Nigeria

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