Journal article

Take the sex out of STI screening! Views of young women on implementing chlamydia screening in General Practice

Natasha L Pavlin, Rhian Parker, Christopher K Fairley, Jane M Gunn, Jane Hocking

BMC Infectious Diseases | BMC | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Australia is developing a chlamydia screening program. This study aimed to determine the attitudes of young women to the introduction of chlamydia screening in Australian General Practice. METHODS: In-depth face-to-face interviews with 24 young women from across Victoria, Australia, attending a randomly selected sample of general practices. RESULTS: Young women reported that they would accept age-based screening for chlamydia in general practice, during both sexual-health and non-sexual-health related consultations. Trust in their general practitioner (GP) was reported to be a major factor in the acceptability of chlamydia screening. The women felt chlamydia screening should be o..

View full abstract