Teenagers Refused When Using Social Hygiene Clinic Service


 

Teenagers Refused When Using Social Hygiene Clinic Service

 


We contacted a number of teenagers infected with sexually transmitted diseases. They were refused when visiting social hygiene clinics alone and asked to be accompanied by their parents. Some were refused to take Chlamydia/ Gonorrhea tests as they were unwilling to take the HIV blood tests in the clinics, and thus receive no prescription.

Our Actions:
Wrote to the Social Hygiene Service in October 2014 for clarification of the above conditions.

Outcomes:
The Social Hygiene Service replied in November 2014 to reaffirm that clincs would not refuse to provide services to patients based on their age and recommend patients to approach head nurses when facing any difficulty in the clinics so as to receive all-rounded treatments under their informed consent.