Navigation Links
Chlamydia Screening To Be Offered With Emergency Contraception

In an effort to identify and treat a potentially huge unknown population at risk of untreated Chlamydia, women requesting emergency contraception will be offered fast-tracked // screening for the disease.

Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a tiny bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, can lead to infertility, and is very common among young adults and teenagers. However, since Chlamydia may be mostly asymptomatic, most of the infected people are unaware that they harbor the disease.

Young women asking for the morning-after pill at pharmacies will be given a discreet plain purple box, containing a bottle for their urine sample, free postage and a confidential questionnaire offering them a variety of ways they can receive their diagnosis within three working days.

If the event of a Chlamydia diagnosis, they and their partner will then be referred to a genito-urinary clinic of their choice for full sexual health screening and treatment. The whole process from test to treatment should be completed in just two weeks.

The study is in response to a Department of Health drive for Primary Care Trusts to offer Chlamydia screening to under 25s in non genito-urinary clinic settings by April 2006.

The University of Manchester study, to be launched on 3 January 2006 and funded by The BUPA Foundation, hopes to screen 2,000 women at pharmacies.

Chlamydia screening will be offered to another 1,000 women asking for emergency contraception at family planning clinics and 400 asking for it at the Manchester Brook Advisory Service.

Those involved hope that important information will be gathered for the planning of screening in the Greater Manchester NHS region and possibly throughout the UK.

Chlamydia infection is very easily treated with just one dose of four tablets in the majority of cases, and timely diagnosis will be a boon for women concerned about sexually transmi tted infections.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Chlamydia toxin- a secret killer
2. One In Nine Young Women Diagnosed With Chlamydia Infection
3. UK Govt Says On Course For National Chlamydia Screening
4. Home Chlamydia Test
5. Chlamydial Vaccine for Humans in the Pipeline
6. Mouse Model Demonstrates Immune System Reaction In Chlamydia Infection
7. Newly Identified Strains Of Chlamydia Trachomatis – A Gateway To New Disease
8. Chlamydia Vaccine a Step Closer to Reality
9. A Combined Research for Producing Chlamydia Vaccine Begins
10. Recurring Chlamydia Infections Common in Teenage Girls
11. Screening device for ovarian cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/12/2019)... Colo. (PRWEB) , ... March 12, 2019 , ... Beginning ... event through powerhouse partnerships forged with nonprofit organizations equally as impassioned about changing the ... our food system. , “This is a significant step for Esca Bona and ...
(Date:3/12/2019)... ... 2019 , ... When it comes to selecting a physician ... pain and diseases of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, “choose wisely,” says noted ... Indiana Jones. , “Some clinics and health centers have been built on the ...
(Date:3/12/2019)... ... 12, 2019 , ... WR Group, one of the country’s ... line premiered on TSC, Canada’s home shopping television channel, and online at TSC.ca, ... products dedicated to providing truly innovated high-performance hair care formulas for our customers. ...
(Date:3/12/2019)... ... March 12, 2019 , ... Kristi Loveridge and her wife ... where the team helped over 100 children receive new smiles. Operation Smile is ... for children and young adults in low-and middle-income countries who are born with ...
(Date:3/12/2019)... MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March ... ... documented the national need for a single, unified and accurate view of each ... solutions to accurately match patient records across the healthcare ecosystem, 4medica ® ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/17/2019)... VEGAS (PRWEB) , ... March 17, 2019 , ... ... patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to ... AOSSM /AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study, which examined ...
(Date:3/15/2019)... ... 15, 2019 , ... Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod ... plastic surgeons in the country by Castle Connolly's Top Doctor program. Every year, ... in acknowledged medical specialties such as plastic surgery, carefully screens and selects physicians ...
(Date:3/14/2019)... ROBINS, Ga. (PRWEB) , ... March 14, 2019 ... ... minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) LOUi Consulting Group, Inc. (LCGI) its fourth consecutive multi-million-dollar ... has awarded LCGI a $7M, 22-month contract to maintain the computer servers that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: