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Internet-Based Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to Reach Nonclinic Populations With Mailed Self-Administered Vaginal Swabs. Gaydos CA, Dwyer K, Barnes M, et al. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2006, Vol 33(7), pp 451–457.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: August 2007 - Volume 34 - Issue 8 - p 625
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3180f62f6a

In reanalyzing the data, we discovered a coding error for the category, pelvic examination within 1 year. Originally, we reported that only 29.1% of the 395 women submitting questionnaires indicated having a pelvic examination within 1 year, however, the data were incorrectly coded so that the findings actually showed that 70.9% of these women indicated having a pelvic examination within 1 year. We have included the corrected Table 1 found on page 453 of the article and are clarifying the finding reported in the Results section on page 454 and the sentence in the Discussion section on page 455 indicating that this finding supports the hypothesis that these women do not access traditional health care.



When this article was written, 400 women had accessed the Internet-based screening services and 395 of the women answered this query on the survey. As of December 31, 2006, a total of 764 women had accessed the services, 747 answered the query and, of them, 69.2% reported having a pelvic examination within 1 year and 30.8% did not.

Although the majority of women are receiving some reproductive health services, they may not be offered screening for chlamydia and other STDs.

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