Self-reported risk factors for chlamydia: A survey of pharmacy-based emergency contraception consumers
MetadataShow full item record
Objectives: To investigate the self-reported risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis in pharmacy-based emergency contraception (EC) consumers, evaluate their pharmacy experience and determine whether they would be willing to accept a chlamydia test from the pharmacy. Methods: A survey for women to complete after their EC consultation was developed from themes identified in a literature search. Nineteen pharmacies in the Perth metropolitan region and 13 pharmacies in rural, regional and remote Western Australia (WA) participated in this study. Key findings: From the 113 surveys completed (n = 75 from Perth metropolitan; n = 38 from rural, regional and remote WA), 85% of respondents were between 16 and 29 years of age and all (100%) of the women had inconsistent barrier contraception. Almost all (94%) of the women had at least two, and nearly half (47%) had at least three out of the four risk factors for chlamydia. Nearly 70% of the women found it very easy/easy to access a pharmacy and felt very comfortable/comfortable discussing EC with the pharmacist. Significantly more women said they would be willing to accept a chlamydia test from a rural, regional and remote WA pharmacy than from a Perth metropolitan pharmacy (P = 0.003). Conclusion: Pharmacy-based EC consumers are at high risk of chlamydia and would be willing to accept a chlamydia test from the pharmacy. There is an urgent need to re-orientate health services in Australia so that all EC consumers, including those obtaining EC from pharmacies, have the opportunity to be tested for chlamydia. © 2013 Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Relation to Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing, Repeat Testing, and Positivity: A Population-Based Cohort StudyReekie, J.; Donovan, B.; Guy, R.; Hocking, J.; Kaldor, J.; Mak, D.; Pearson, S.; Preen, D.; Stewart, Louise; Ward, J.; Liu, B.; Liu, B.; Preen, D.; Hocking, J.; Donovan, B.; Roberts, C.; Ward, J.; Mak, D.; Guy, R.; Kaldor, J.; Pearson, S.; Stewart, L.; Wand, H.; Reekie, J. (2018)Background: There is uncertainty around whether the risks of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) differ following Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea) infection. We quantified the risk of ...
Chlamydia trachomatis and the risk of spontaneous preterm birth, babies who are born small for gestational age, and stillbirth: a population-based cohort studyReekie, J.; Roberts, C.; Preen, D.; Hocking, J.; Donovan, B.; Ward, J.; Mak, D.; Liu, B.; Liu, B.; Preen, D.; Hocking, J.; Donovan, B.; Roberts, C.; Ward, J.; Mak, D.; Guy, R.; Kaldor, J.; Pearson, S.; Stewart, Louise; Wand, H.; Reekie, J. (2018)Background: Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infections worldwide, but reports in the medical literature of an association between genital chlamydia infection and adverse ...
‘Making the invisible visible’ through alcohol screening and brief intervention in community pharmacies: an Australian feasibility studyHattingh, Laetitia; Hallett, Jonathan; Tait, Robert (2016)Background: Screening and brief interventions (SBI) for alcohol related problems have been shown to be effective in health settings such as general practice or emergency departments. Recent data from the United Kingdom ...