How to prevent Chlamydia

STD

What is :


Is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria that is passed during sexual contact and it is especially common among women and men under 25.

Symptoms :

Usually, chlamydia has no symptoms. Most people are not aware that they have the infection, especially women.


When women have chlamydia symptoms, they may experience

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Low-grade fever
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain or a burning feeling while urinating
  • Swelling inside the vagina or around the anus
  • The urge to urinate more than usual
  • Vaginal bleeding after intercourse
  • A yellowish discharge from the cervix that may have a strong smell


When men have symptoms, they may experience

  • Pain or a burning feeling while urinating
  • Pus or watery or milky discharge from the penis
  • Swollen or tender testicles
  • Swelling around the anus

Prevention :

There is a lot you can do to prevent getting chlamydia.

  • Abstain from vaginal and anal intercourse and oral sex.

  • If you choose to have vaginal or anal intercourse, use female or latex condoms every time.

  • Giving or getting chlamydia during oral sex is rare, but you can further reduce your risk by using condoms or latex or plastic barriers.

Treatment :

Chlamydia is easy to treat. If you have chlamydia, you will need to take antibiotics.

Both you and your partner must be treated for chlamydia before you have sex again