Basic Fact Sheet Detailed Version. Basic fact sheets are presented in plain language for individuals with general questions about sexually transmitted diseases. The content here can be syndicated added to your web site. Print version pdf icon. Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect both men and women. This can make it difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant later on.
Chlamydia, like other STIs, is passed from an infected person to a partner through certain sexual activities. Chlamydia is passed primarily during anal or vaginal sex. Chlamydia can be passed even if the penis or tongue does not go all the way into the vagina or anus. If the vagina, cervix, anus, penis or mouth come in contact with infected secretions or fluids, then transmission is possible. It is less likely to be transmitted through oral sex.
Back to Health A to Z. It's passed on through unprotected sex sex without a condom and is particularly common in sexually active teenagers and young adults. If you live in England, are under 25 and are sexually active, it's recommended that you get tested for chlamydia every year or when you change sexual partner.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection STI caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. This infection can lead to painful health problems if left untreated. Doctors call chlamydia in the throat a pharyngeal chlamydia infection. A person can get chlamydia when their mucus membranes, such as the vagina, penis, or rectum, come in contact with chlamydia bacteria. These bacteria enter these mucus membranes and multiply.