Thomas G, Humphris G, Ozakinci G, O'Brien K, Roberts SA, Hopkins M & Brabin L (2010) A qualitative study of pharmacists' views on offering chlamydia screening to women requesting emergency hormonal contraception. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 117 (1), pp. 109-113. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02362.x
This was a qualitative study to understand why pharmacists, asked to offer free chlamydia postal screening to Emergency Hormonal Contraception clients, had not offered screening to all eligible women. Twenty-six pharmacists completed exit interviews and 12 agreed to semi-structured in-depth interviews. Although pharmacists were keen to expand their services, they were reluctant to offer chlamydia screening to women who were married or in a long term relationship. To avoid offence they selected women based on age, education and ethnicity. The rationale for chlamydia screening in pharmacy-based EHC schemes is compromised if pharmacists do not offer screening comprehensively.
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BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Volume 117, Issue 1
|Publication date online||09/12/2009|
|Date accepted by journal||01/11/2009|