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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS)

Chlamydia Screening

The WSMA supports the current Washington State Department of Health recommendations regarding chlamydia screening: "the provider should screen all sexually active women aged 25 years and younger at least annually and assure adequate treatment of all positives and their contacts;" (Res A-5, A-04) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA recommends that providers offer screening to all pregnant women for chlamydia at the first prenatal visit, and should repeat a chlamydia screening test during the third trimester of pregnancy if the pregnant patient is under age 25, or has a new sex partner, or has more than one sex partner. (Res A-5, A-04) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA recommends that providers offer rescreening of all women with chlamydial infections 3-4 months after treatment, and whenever they next present for care within the following 12 months regardless of whether the woman believes that her sex partners were treated. (Res A-5, A-04) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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