Chlamydia

By: Daniel Kolen

What is Chlamydia?

  • Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect both a man and a women. It is a bacteria.
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How is Chlamydia transmitted?

  • Chlamydia can be transmitted by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with anyone with Chlamydia.
  • If you are pregnant and have Chlamydia, it can be passed on to your child.

What are some signs or symptoms of Chlamydia?

For women signs or symptoms include...

  • bleeding between periods
  • pain when urinating
  • itching or burning around the vagina
  • pain when having sex
  • abdominal pain with fever
For men signs or symptoms include...

  • pain and swelling around the testicles
  • pain when urinating
  • Burning or itching around the opening of the penis

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How can Chlamydia be treated?

  • Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics prescribed by a doctor.

What are some problems that can result from not curing your Chlamydia?

Some problems that occur in women include...

  • it can infect the urethra and inflame the cervix
  • it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease
Some problems that occur in men include...

  • swelling and irritation of the urethra and epididymis

How can this disease be prevented?

  • using a latex condom during sex
  • abstain from all types of sexual contact