Many pregnant women may not get STD tests

Pregnant women attend a yoga class in MadridNEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite recommendations that pregnant women have tests for certain sexually transmitted diseases, many may not be getting them, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 1.3 million U.S. women who had blood work done during pregnancy, only 59 percent were tested for Chlamydia — a common STD that can cause pregnancy complications or be passed on to newborns. That's despite the fact that experts generally recommend pregnant women be screened for Chlamydia. …



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