About 75% of infected women and 50% of men with chlamydia do not show any symptoms!
Chlamydia is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It can damage female reproductive organs and lead to infertility if not treated promptly. Most often, this infection “quietly”, without any symptoms, damages the health and therefore rapidly spreads among the sexually active population.
WHAT IS CHLAMADY?
Chlamydia is an infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which is most commonly transmitted in two ways:
- During sexual intercourse. Chlamydia can be transmitted by vaginal, oral or anal intercourse with an infected partner.
- From the baby’s mother during childbirth. A mother infected with chlamydia can give birth to her newborn infant in vaginal delivery.
Chlamydia can affect the rectum and urethra, and in women and the cervix. Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia, but it is most common among people who have not reached 25 years of age. The higher the number of sexual partners, the greater the risk of getting chlamydia.