n South African Medical Journal - A call to action : addressing the reproductive health needs of women with drug-resistant tuberculosis : in practice - healthcare delivery
|Article Title||A call to action : addressing the reproductive health needs of women with drug-resistant tuberculosis : in practice - healthcare delivery|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Right to Care, 2 Right to Care, 3 Right to Care, 4 Right to Care, 5 University of the Witwatersrand, 6 University of the Witwatersrand, 7 University of the Witwatersrand, 8 National Department of Health, 9 National Department of Health and 10 University of North Carolina, USA|
|Publication Date||Apr 2016|
|Pages||333 - 334|
Although there is substantial risk to maternal and neonatal health in the situation of pregnancy during treatment for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB), there is little evidence to guide clinicians as to how to manage this complexity. Of the 49 680 patients initiated on RR-TB treatment from 2009 to 2014 in South Africa, 47% were women and 80% of them were in their reproductive years (15 - 44). There is an urgent need for increased evidence of the safety of RR-TB treatment during pregnancy, increased access to contraception during RR-TB treatment, and inclusion of reproductive health in research on the prevention and treatment of TB.
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