High rates of chlamydia in young girls

Girls aged as young as 12 are testing positive for chlamydia, new data shows.

Up to 13% of tests with girls aged 12 to 15 were positive, compared with 12% of those aged 16 to 19 and 8% for women aged 20 to 24.

The lead researcher of the study believes this is so high because younger girls are not routinely tested like older women are.

The study analysed testing data from five states for over three years, and was presented at the Australian Sexual Health Conference in Darwin.

Read more at Australian Sexual Health Conference