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
Baseline: 54.4 percent of sexually active females aged 16 to 24 years enrolled in Medicaid and commercial health plans were screened for chlamydial infections, as reported in 2017
Target: 67.5 percent
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