chlamydia

Self medicating to hide infidelity

More and more young people in Skåne are buying antibiotics online in order to treat the sexually transmitted infection, Chlamydia.

They do this, because if they can treat themselves in advance, they avoid being forced by law to tell their sexual partners that they have the infection.

Midwife Susanne Barnell tells Swedish Radio P4 Malmöhus that it's become more common over the last two or three years.

But it is also illegal, according to Karin Tegmark-Wisell from the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control. She says that in Sweden and the whole EU, antibiotic sales can only happen through contact with a doctor or midwife.

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