Few Young Women Get Tested for Chlamydia

Sexually active young women are not getting tested for chlamydia. This overlooked problem can lead to more serious health concerns later down the road including infertility.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a new freshly released survey found that 38% of sexually active women and girls were screened for chlamydia in the year prior to taking the survey.

Preventive screening for chlamydia is important because the infection will often show no signs or symptoms in men and women.

On top of this news it is also being reported by the CDC that only a small fraction of men and women get the follow-up test once they have tested positive for a chlamydia infection.

Complications from untreated chlamydia:

  • chronic pelvic pain
  • ectopic pregnancies
  • infertility
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