New bill would treat anonymous for chlamydia
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New bill would treat anonymous for chlamydia

Date: January 29, 2008
By: Elizabeth Ford
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1504

Intro: St. Louis city tops the country in chlamydia and gonorrhea  cases says national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new bill presented in House committee Tuesday aims to curb the numbers.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City. 

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Under the bill, women seeking treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea would leave the doctor's office with a prescription for themselves, and prescription of antibiotics for their partner.

The catch?  Doctors would never meet the partner they are giving pills to, and O'Fallon Representative Cynthia Davis has a problem with that.

 

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Description: "There's no requirement in the legislation that you identify who the partner is who gave you the disease."

 
St. Louis County Representative Juanita Head Walton is sponsoring the bill and said Tennessee and Colorado already have similar laws.  

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, KMOX News.