Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are on the rise across the UK. One of the most common STI is Chlamydia. It is generally found in the younger sexually active section of society but this is not exclusively the case. The age group for the same can be classified anywhere under 25 years of age, but people between 16 to 24 years are more susceptible it would appear from statistics. The biggest problem with this disease is the fact that there are usually no symptoms in many cases; hence, it is difficult to Avert passing the disease to sexual partners. An alarming 50% to 75% of the people suffering from Chlamydia usually do not have any symptoms.
Chlamydia is an STI, which can be passed through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with a partner infected with the disease. As per the NHS Chlamydia page, 206,912 people in England tested positive for the disease in the year 2012. More than 64% of people that tested positive for this were under 25 years of age. Chlamydia is equally prevalent between men as well as women and may also lead to Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Women who suffer from Chlamydia are at risk of infecting their reproductive system, which can lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID can lead to infertility or other issues during pregnancy that can cause the baby to be born with pneumonia or eye infections. PID can also cause premature births; hence, it is advisable to check for Chlamydia during pregnancy. Men who suffer from Chlamydia can cause infection to the tube (epididymis) that carries the sperm. In some cases it leads to infertility in men, while in others it can cause fever and general body pains. Read More...
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