Women 's Health Promotion : Chlamydia Essays

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Women 's Health Promotion: Chlamydia Ages 14-24
Healthy People 2020 have goals for the promotion of sexual behaviors, strengthening community capacity, and increasing access to quality services to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their complications. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States. The CDC reported a total of 1,441,789 chlamydial infections in 50 states and District of Columbia in 2014. During 2013-2014, rates of chlamydia increase 2.8% overall, but did decrease 4.2% among females aged 15-19 (CDC, 2014). Sexually active adolescents and women aged 14 to 24 years of age have nearly three times the prevalence of chlamydia as women aged 25 to 39 (Schuiling & Likis, 2013, p. 511). In this health promotion paper one will describe how chlamydia applies to advanced practice, provide a review of literature related to interventions for chlamydia, and establish guidelines to help prevent and/or treat chlamydia in adolescents and women aged 14 to 24 in a Women’s Health Clinic.
Chlamydia is a growing concern in healthcare. It is imperative that advanced practice nurses (APNs) actively participate in the health promotion goals of Healthy People 2020 in order to achieve the goals that have already been established. The increasing need for advanced practice nurses is projected to increase. APNs must be educated on how to prevent and treat patients that present with chlamydia. Opportunities for screening young women should be…

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