Following the publication of the Chief Medical Officer's report on chlamydi
al screening, we identified the sexual health of young women as an area for
concern. As part of our review we decided to opportunistically search for
chlamydial genital infections using a non-invasive technique. Sexually acti
ve women under 25 years of age were invited to submit a first void urine sa
mple for polymerase chain reaction analysis. Over the period of a year we f
ound out that 10.9% of sexually active young women tested positive for for
chlamydia in our practice.