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Endometritis caused by sexually transmitted infections can be prevented by:
The risk of endometritis is reduced by the careful, sterile techniques used by providers when delivering a baby or perfoming an abortion, IUD placement, or other gynecological procedures.
Antibiotics are often givenduring a C-section, right before the surgery starts, to prevent endometritis and other surgery related infections.
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