Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection amongst young people. Itís particularly dangerous because it often has no symptoms, so you donít always know you have it. If it is not treated it can lead to infertility Ė not being able to have babies. The good news is that it is easily treatable.
Symptoms and warning signs

There often arenít any symptoms.
But if there are they could include:
 
Girls
  • Increased vaginal discharge.
  • Pain/burning sensation when you go for a pee.
  • Pain during sex.
  • Irregular periods.
Boys
  • Discharge from the penis.
  • Pain/burning sensation when you go for a pee.
  • Chlamydia can even cause painful swelling and irritation in the eyes.
How do you get it?
  • Penetrative sex.
  • Oral sex.
  • Mother to baby during birth.
  • Occasionally by touching the eyes after touching the genitals.
How do you treat it?
 
The treatment for chlamydia is a simple course of antibiotics.

Long-term effects:
 
Chlamydia can cause serious fertility problems.