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Facts

  • Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in UK, with 200,288 people being diagnosed in 2015.
  • According to NHS, in 2013 more than 200,000 people tested positive for chlamydia in England alone.
  • Around 70% of infected people are younger than 25.
  • 7 out of 10 people infected with chlamydia experience no symptoms whatsoever.
  • About 20% of women who don’t get treatment for chlamydia develop PID or pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • If you are a sexually active women under 25, or if you are older than 25 but have some of the risk factors, you should get tested yearly.

Symptoms

  • Changes in vaginal discharge, sometimes with an odour
  • Itching or burning around the vagina
  • Painful periods or bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain while urinating
  • Fever
It won’t happen to me
Read Anna’s story about chlamydia.

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