Chlmydia is more common in men than women in key age groups.
That’s the finding of the research into chlamydia screening of 16-24 year-olds in the UK. The main focus of the national chlamydia screening programme in England has been on women who attend contraceptive clinics but now there is a call to test more men for the sexually-transmitted infection.
The Health Technology Assessment study of over 4,500 patients identified 219 positive cases of chlamydia and found prevalence in asymptomatic young men wasthe same as in women. Indeed, prevalence of chlamydia was found to be higher in men aged 20-24, 6.9%, than in women of the same age group, 6.2%.