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A recent Australian paper suggests that chlamydia screening in pregnant women aged <25 may be cost-effective.1 However, chlamydia testing may not be implemented routinely during antenatal care, and there remains controversy about the relationship of chlamydia in pregnancy with adverse pregnancy outcome.2
In October 2015, we conducted a service evaluation pilot in pregnant women attending the early pregnancy unit (EPU) at St George's NHS Trust to explore the prevalence of chlamydia and the acceptability of providing self-taken vaginal swabs.
Consecutive women attending …
Handling editor Jackie Cassell.
Contributors AB is a GPST3 and Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care. PO is academic supervisor to AB. PEH designed the service evaluation pilot; AB collected the data and analysed it. Both AB and PO drafted and revised the paper and all authors approved the final version. AB is a guarantor.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement A complete breakdown of the data is available to anyone who would find it useful. Please contact AB.
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