A 31-year-old woman has just suffered from an ectopic pregnancy. She had multiple partners before she finally get married about a year ago. In this scenario, which of the following situations would most likely indicate a predisposition to an ectopic pregnancy?
A- Exposure in utero to DES (diethylstilbestrol)
B- Induction of ovulation
C- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
D- Use of an IUD (intrauterine device) as a contraceptive
PID or pelvic inflammatory disease is a condition where the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or the uterus becomes infected. Usually, PID happens after the woman gets a sexually transmitted disease, particularly gonorrhea or chlamydia. If PID is left untreated, it can cause an ectopic pregnancy, infertility, or even ongoing pelvic pain.
The correct answer is C