Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of sexually active adolescent and young females enrolled in Medicaid and commercial health plans who are screened for chlamydial infections
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Untreated chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain in women. Chlamydia usually doesn’t cause symptoms, so yearly screening in sexually active females under 25 years is the most effective way to diagnose chlamydia and prevent complications.
Workgroup: Sexually Transmitted Infections Workgroup
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.
2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.