CHLAMYDIA

Why worry?

  • Chlamydia is the most common notifiable STI among young people in Australia. It can affect both men and women and is caused by a type of bacteria.

  • Reported numbers have quadrupled in the last ten years. 80% of reported cases are in 15-29 year olds.

  • If left untreated in women, it could lead to pelvic inflammatory disease causing chronic pelvic pain and even infertility. In men it can lead to longer-term infection of the testes.

  • It usually spread by vaginal or anal sex without a condom.
Always use a condom with water-based lubricant to avoid getting chlamydia
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