Knowledge and acceptability of Chlamydia trachomatis screening among pregnant women and their partners; a cross-sectional study

Monique T. R. Pereboom*, Evelien R. Spelten, Judith Mannien, G. Ingrid J. G. Rours, Servaas A. Morre, Francois G. Schellevis, Eileen K. Hutton

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Background: Chlamydia trachomatis infections in pregnancy can cause maternal disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes and neonatal disease, which is why chlamydia screening during pregnancy has been advocated. The effectiveness of a screening program depends on the knowledge of health care professionals, women and partners and the acceptability for screening of the target population. We assessed the knowledge of chlamydia infection among pregnant women and their partners in the Netherlands, their attitudes towards testing, and their experiences of being offered a chlamydia test. In addition, we evaluated the association between participants' background characteristics and knowledge of chlamydia. Methods: Pregnant women aged
Original languageEnglish
Article number704
JournalBMC Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2014


  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Prenatal care
  • Health knowledge
  • Attitudes
  • Experiences
  • Pregnancy

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