The Minnesota Medical Association's governing board decided not to recommend annual chlamydia tests for all young adults. The group says screening for men is not cost effective. The tests are recommended for sexually active women ages 15 to 25.
Minnesota doctors debate screening all young adults for chlamydia
The sexually transmitted disease often shows no symptoms and can cause serious harm to women. Health officials say the state is wrestling with an epidemic and that reported cases of the disease have nearly tripled in 12 years. Doctors want to test all patients between age 15 and 25.