Chlamydia

Guys and gals this is an STI you should really be aware of as it mainly affects people under the age of 25. Spread by unprotected vaginal or anal sex with an infected person, it’s also called the “silent infection” as it’s an STI with no symptoms.

Gals, chlamydia trachomatis (as the doctors like to call it) has some serious side effects. Worst case scenario with this STI is possible pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, and if you were to have a baby whilst infected it could result in the baby having serious lung and eye infections. For the guys, chlamydia can result in pain and swelling in the testicles.

Have a regular sexual health check at your doctor or the local Family Planning Clinic – if you catch this one early antibiotics will treat it. Again, practicing safe sex will help reduce your risk of getting an STI.

“Reference: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

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