Screening and the construction of scepticism: the case of chlamydia

Barbara Duncan, Graham Hart, Anne Scoular

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Abstract

Screening for disease is an integral component of UK preventative health policy, and there are proposals to introduce a screening programme for the sexually transmitted infection Chlamydia trachomatis. In recent years, however, debates over screening have been characterized by increasing scepticism about the individual benefits of participating in such initiatives. This article explores factors that may contribute to this scepticism, in the context of a study that investigated the experience of women who had been diagnosed with chlamydia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2001

Keywords

  • preventative health
  • chlamydia screening
  • public health

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