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why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Screening.: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Also, in men chlamydial infection is usually asymptomatic, whereas in women it may be manifested by an unusual vaginal discharge that leads to a physician visit. Also, chlamydial screening is mandatory in pregnant women, so that also contributes to increased likelihood of positive chlamydial tests in women vs. men.
Jan 1, 2012
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Should be equal. : Women are more often screened for chlamydia than men. With better diagnostic tests available, the incidence diagnosed in men is rising much faster than in women, but men still have 2/3 the cases as women. It should be close to equal incidence since this is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the us. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/stats10/chlamydia.Htm.

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