What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis. Chlamydia Trachomatis can cause a variety of genito-urinary infections such as lymphogranuloma venereum, non-gonococcal urethritis, mucopurulent cervicitis and epididymitis.
Chlamydia genital infections occur frequently among sexually active adolescents and young adults. Up to 80% of women will have no noticeable symptoms of an infection and may be mild. Chlamydia can affect both men and women.
Chlamydia is spread mainly via sexual intercourse – oral, vaginal and/or anal.