Chlamydia

By Hayley Dreifurst

Facts/ Information

  • Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States.
  • Sexually active females 25 years old and younger need testing every year.
  • Easy to cure, chlamydia can impact a woman’s ability to have children if left untreated.
  • Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis.

    Are there any symptoms?

    Good advice

    Get yourself tested if you think you have been at risk of infection.

    Some women may experience:

    • cystitis
    • change in vaginal discharge
    • mild lower abdominal pain.