Minn. Medical Delegates Debate STD Screening

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Medical Association delegates plan to vote on a resolution Friday that recommends all young adults get screened for chlamydia.

The resolution backs screening for everyone 15 to 25, whether their sexually active or not. That would go beyond the national guidelines which recommend screening only females who are sexually active.

The resolution is in response to a growing number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health’s Candy Hadsall says there’s a “chlamydia epidemic” in the state with more than 15,000 cases reported last year. Left untreated, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility in women.

The Duluth News Tribune says the association’s House of Delegates meets at the Duluth convention center Friday.

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  • Sue J


    • Dana

      Testing for something is telling you how to raise your children. How do you figure that?

  • Paul Kunnus

    darn it, if I don’t comply does this mean I’ll get barred from all the sock hops at school?

  • jan

    I hate the fact that government is ordering people to submit to medical procedures they don’t want. And no, I’m not a tea party fanatic,

  • Critical Thinking

    The article states The MMA is voting on a resolution “recommending screening”, not mandating or “ordering people to submit” or “telling us how to raise our children”. Cool your jets people. (And practice critical thinking skills while you’re at it).

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