Archived: Gonorrhea: Screening
Original Release Date: May 2005
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|Pregnant Women and Women at Increased Risk|
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen all sexually active women, including those who are pregnant, for gonorrhea infection if they are at increased risk for infection (that is, if they are young or have other individual or population risk factors; go to Clinical Considerations for further discussion of risk factors).
|Men and Women at Low Risk|
The USPSTF recommends against routine screening for gonorrhea infection in men and women who are at low risk for infection.
|Pregnant Women Not at Increased Risk|
The USPSTF found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for gonorrhea infection in pregnant women who are not at increased risk for infection.
|Men at Increased Risk|
The USPSTF found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for gonorrhea infection in men at increased risk for infection.
The USPSTF strongly recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns against gonoccocal ophthalmia neonatuorum.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Gonorrhea: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. May 2017.