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Warwick Medical Students “CASH-ing” in on Sexual Health Campaign

The Contraception and Sexual Health service (CASH) has been working with Warwick medical students as part of a new Chlamydia screening programme called “Got it?...” which is aimed at young people in Coventry.

Warwick medical students offer screening services and advice in the pubs and clubs of Coventry town centre. The screening tests are easy to carry out, and can give speedy diagnosis of the infection.

Chlamydia rates have been rising in 15- to 24- year olds in Coventry; in fact the rates are the highest in the region.

The infection rarely shows any symptoms until it is too late, and the consequences can be serious – ranging from infertility, to an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. However, once diagnosed the infection is easily treated.