Modern methods of preventing inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs in women and their complications: Protective potential of the prolonged mode of combined oral contraception

Dikke G.B.

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow 117198, Miklukho-Maklaya str. 8, Russia
Objective. To determine the current trends and importance of contraception in the prevention of inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs (PID) and their complications.
Subject and methods. An analysis of the materials of the Cochrane base, recommendations of international and domestic professional communities and studies published in the public domain was carried out.
Results. Information on the epidemiology, etiology and socio-economic significance of PID is given. It is shown that the prevention of PID and its complications includes preventive measures at the organizational and personal levels. The data of clinical studies on the effectiveness of contraceptives (barrier, COCs and IUDs), as methods to prevent not only unwanted pregnancy, but also prevention of STIs, PID and their complications are given.
Conclusion. Preventive measures can significantly reduce the incidence and consequences of PID in women. The prolonged mode of combined oral contraception increases its protective potential in relation to the risk of PID.


pelvic inflammatory diseases
sexually transmitted infections
polymicrobial infections
resistance of microorganisms


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Received 10.02.2017

Accepted 17.02.2017

About the Authors

Dikke Galina B., Honoured Science and Education, MD, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine, faculty of continuing medical education,
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. 117198, Russia, Moscow, Miklukho-Maklaya str. 8. Tel.: +74954345300. E-mail:

For citations: Dikke G.B. Modern methods of preventing inflammatory
diseases of the pelvic organs in women and their complications:
Protective potential of the prolonged mode of combined oral contraception.
Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017; (5): 44-9. (in Russian)
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