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Expedited Partner Therapy for Adolescents Diagnosed with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea

Source: Journal of Adolescent Health
Date Published: 2009

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This position paper by the Society for Adolescent Medicine provides discussion and background for their recommendations that providers who care for adolescents should do the following: use EPT as an option for STI care among chlamydia- or gonorrhea-infected heterosexual males and females who are unlikely or unable to otherwise receive treatment; through SAM and AAP chapters, collaborate with policy makers to remove EPT legal barriers and facilitate reimbursement; and collaborate with health departments for implementation assistance.

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