What are the USPSTF recommendations for routine screening of women for chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The US Preventive Services Task Force has made the following recommendations with regard to screening women for chlamydial infection [6, 7] :

  • Screen for chlamydial infection in all sexually active nonpregnant young women aged 24 years or younger and for older nonpregnant women who are at increased risk

  • Screen for chlamydial infection in all pregnant women aged 24 years or younger and in older pregnant women who are at increased risk

  • Do not routinely screen for chlamydial infection in women aged 25 years or older, regardless of whether they are pregnant, if they are not at increased risk


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