Only 15% of young men in England were tested for chlamydia last year despite recommendations

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 19 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4121
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Only a third of local authorities are reaching the recommended levels for chlamydia screening, the latest data from Public Health England have shown.1

National guidance recommends that sexually active under 25 year olds should be screened for chlamydia every year, and on changing their sexual partner. In 2013 over 1.7 million chlamydia tests were carried out in England among young people aged 15 to 24, and more than 139 000 chlamydia diagnoses were made.

The figures showed that only 15% of young men and 35% of young women were tested for chlamydia in England in 2013, and the data showed wide variation across the country in the …

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