Are some women more likely to get PID?

Yes. You are more likely to get PID if you:

  • have had an STD
  • are under 25 and are having sex
  • have more than one sex partner
  • douche. Douching can push germs into the womb, ovaries, and tubes, causing infection. Douching can also hide the signs of an infection.
  • have an intrauterine device (IUD). You're less likely to get PID if you're tested and treated for any infections before getting an IUD.