What is Chlamydia?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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Sex is one of the most natural and most enjoyable experiences we can take part in. It also has a practical purpose, of course, because it is necessary if we are to reproduce. Despite all the positives, we still need to act responsibly when enjoying sex. This is partly because of the risk of unwanted pregnancies, while there is also the chance of spreading disease.

One disease that is sometimes spread from sexual intercourse is chlamydia. It is a very common disease and it is thankfully not too serious. Chlamydia is fairly easy to treat, although people should get treatment to help prevent the chances of it becoming more serious.

1. Chlamydia

Chlamydia is an infection that is caused by the chlamydia trachomatis bacterium. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and is most common in sexually active young adults and teenagers. It is estimated that around 4 to 8 million new cases happen every single year in the United States alone.

Chlamydia is not usually a serious condition and it can be treated with antibiotics. It should be treated, however, because it can cause some potentially serious complications if it is not. People should also take what precautions they can to help protect them from catching the disease.


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