Status: Baseline only
Reduce pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in adolescent and young females (aged 15 to 24 years)
Baseline: 235.4 visits per 100,000 females in 2016
Target: 188.3 visits per 100,000 females
When chlamydia and gonorrhea are untreated, they can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Many female adolescents and young women have chlamydia or gonorrhea, which means they’re at higher risk for PID. PID can be painful, and it can cause ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Condom use, screening, and early treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea can help prevent PID in female adolescents and young women.
Workgroup: Sexually Transmitted Infections Workgroup