There are plans to introduce a screening programme for the sexually transmitted infection Chlamydia to Jersey next year.
The bacterial infection can affect a woman's fertility if untreated.
About 40% of the young people in Jersey have been tested for the infection and the screening service is only available to a limited number of people.
But Dr Ivan Muscat from the Health Department hopes it will be available on a widespread basis next year.
"We are going to encourage both men and women to come forward for testing," he said.