Chlamydia screening in UK group's calls for workplace health drive:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Chlamydia screening of men is one of a series of preventive health activities that could very effectively be conducted in the workplace, says UK pressure group Men's Health Forum (MHF), citing evidence that men are often reluctant to use traditional services. The idea was voiced ahead of this week's government summit on health, work and wellbeing and the launch of a charter on this theme. Well-targeted action and messages to men in the workplace can make a significant difference to their health, said the MHF, highlighting the success to date of initiatives to raise awareness of prostate disease, as well as chlamydia screening. "We know that if services are taken to men while they are at work, they are much more likely to use them," said MHF chief executive Peter Baker.