April is STD Awareness Month!
New estimates show that there are nearly 20 million new infections in the US each year, costing the healthcare system nearly $16 billion. Check out these resources that can be incorporated into your STD Awareness Month efforts!Find Out More
The National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) convened in 2008 to address the continued high burden of chlamydia infection
The coalition strives to reduce the rates of chlamydia and its harmful effects among sexually active adolescents and young adults.Find Out More
News & Features
- CDC Report Finds Chlamydia Rates Increasing among Teen Girls
- New Estimates of the Health and Economic Burden of STIs Published
- How Some Parents Could Learn Adult Daughters' Birth Control Habits
- Insurance Dependents Can Face Special Challenges on Privacy
A new CDC report has found that chlamydia infection increased by an average of 3.3% per year from 2005-2012 among females aged 15-19. In women aged 20-24 years, the rate of chlamydia has also demonstrated no sign of decline.
Two studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recently published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases estimate the health and economic burden of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the US.
The Affordable Care Act removes one of the big barriers to contraception for many young women: cost. But if young women don't feel confident that the care they will receive is confidential, they may not take advantage of it.
Under the Affordable Care Act, which allows adult children to stay on their parents’ plans until they reach age 26, breaches of privacy may become a growing problem.
NCC Product Spotlight
The NCC presented on our collaboration with the National Committee on Quality Assurance and the importance of reaching quality improvement professionals in health plans at this year's National Coalition of STD Directors meeting.
Know the Facts
Twenty percent of untreated chlamydia infections lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.Chlamydia Information