SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES IN WOMEN ATTENDING FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS IN YAOUNDE - CAMEROON
STDs are a major public health problem in the developing as well as developed world. Over 250 million new cases of cllrable SrDs occur annually world wide~ meanwhile lout of every 10 sexually active individual is infected by an STD. 400/0 of individuals of the reproductive age in Cameroon are exposed to at least I STD. Chlamydial infection has replaced gonoco,ccal infection with highest prevalence in Cameroon and world wide. An average of 20~/0 of women attending Family Planning, antenatal and other clinics in Africa has trichomonas. However, with the vulgarisation of Family Planning Clinics 11ation-wide and limited screening centres for SIDs and AIDS, screening the risk population coming for family planning consultations will probably give us an idea of how prevalent STDs are in the risk population in these localities, if that is the case such clinics could serve as screening centres for STDs and AIDS. This study "STD prevalence in Family Planning Clinics" was based on these assumptions.