Chlamydia screens dropped after cervical cancer screening change
According to a 2013 fact sheet from the CDC, an estimated 2.8 million new chlamydia infections occur in the United States each year, and the highest prevalence of these infections is among females ages 15-24. Those numbers helped prompt researchers to investigate how a 2009 change in an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation on cervical cancer screening might affect the rate of chlamydia screening, given that the two tests had frequently been co-administered.
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