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Facts about STDs: Chlamydia

Chlamydia (Baterial)

Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria that infects the reproductive organs and may cause mucus discharge. It can be passed to infants during childbirth. The highest rates of chlamydia are found in teens (15-19 years of age). There are more new cases of chlamydia than any other bacterial diseases in the U.S.
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Symptoms

Often there are NO symptoms

Females: Painful urination, vaginal discharge or bleeding, pelvic pain

Males: Painful urination, discharge from the penis

Treatment

Partners must take antibiotics at the same time.

If untreated may cause

Females: Infertility, pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, PID

Males: Epidymitis, swollen testicles

Infants: Blindness

Where to get help

Avoidance