Sexually transmitted disease treatment and return for test of cure of adolescents in a family planning clinic

J Adolesc Health. 1991 Jan;12(1):49-52. doi: 10.1016/0197-0070(91)90041-j.


This retrospective study assessed the return for treatment and test-of-cure rates for gonorrhea and chlamydial infection among 154 adolescents and young adults attending a family planning clinic. Eighty-four percent returned for treatment and 57% of those returned for a test of cure. No statistical differences in race/ethnicity, marital status, gravida, age, presence of symptoms, or type of infection were found between those returning and those not returning for treatment. Issues associated with sexually transmitted disease treatment and follow-up in the family planning clinic setting are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chlamydia Infections / therapy*
  • Chlamydia trachomatis*
  • Community Health Centers
  • Family Planning Services
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae*
  • Patient Compliance*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Texas