What are the USPSTF recommendations for the screening of 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 recommends routine Chlamydia screening for sexually active young women to prevent consequences of untreated chlamydial infection (eg, PID, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain). [5] Less than 50% of young, sexually active females in the United States are screened for Chlamydia. Nationally, the annual screening rate increased from 25.3% in 2000 to 43.6% in 2006, then decreased slightly to 41.6% in 2007. [5]

A guideline synthesis that addresses screening recommendations is also available from the National Guideline Clearinghouse. [8]


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