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Remote self-assessment follow-up for medical termination of pregnancy at Geneva University Hospitals: an insight into its acceptability, success rate and costs
Remote follow-up based on self-assessment plus a telephone call with a healthcare provider is a safe and reliable method for assessing the success of medical termination of pregnancy and can lead to an important reduction in costs. The aim of the study was to analyse its efficacy, acceptability and associated costs. A remote follow-up procedure is an acceptable and less costly alternative to hospital-based follow-up with a higher rate of acceptability and adherence by the studied population.
The Swiss STAR trial – an evaluation of target groups for sexually transmitted infection screening in the sub-sample of women
HIV and HCV do not appear to pose a major public health problem among female sex workers in Switzerland, whereas vaccination against HBV should be promoted. Female sex workers showed high rates of sexually transmitted infections requiring treatment to reduce transmission to clients and/or steady partners. Female sex workers should be offered low-cost or free STI screening as a public health priority.
The Swiss STAR trial – an evaluation of target groups for sexually transmitted infection screening in the sub-sample of men
Among men who have sex with men (MSM), but not among other multi-partner men, sexually transmitted infections, mostly asymptomatic, are common. Given the high risk of onward transmission, low-cost or free routine screening of multi-partner MSM is a public health priority.
Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Switzerland: a local, exploratory, cross-sectional study
From a public health perspective, the results of the present study support the development of multidisciplinary programmes aimed at delivering more comprehensive services tailored to the social and medical needs of the female sex worker population.
As risks of unintended pregnancy increase with every change of contraceptive method, this study aimed to measure continuity with contraception among adolescents, and factors that influence it.